North Korea leader visits frontline islands
SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made his third visit in a year to highly fortified frontline islands on the disputed maritime border with South Korea, state media said on Tuesday.
His latest tour of Jangjae Island and Mu Island was less dramatic than his last visit during soaring military tensions in March, when he threatened to "wipe out" the nearby South Korean island of Baengnyeong Kim inspected newly built barracks, military positions and homes for soldiers and their families, the North's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
He also received a detailed report on "enemy positions" and "targets" on the equally fortified South Korean islands across the border.
The two Koreas' Yellow Sea border off the west coast of the peninsula was the scene of deadly naval clashes in 1999, 2002 and 2009.