North Korea Holds Artillery Drills Near Border
Kim Jong Un supervises as shells hit 'imaginary targets': state news
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Mar 14, 2013 4:17 AM CDT
In this undated photo distributed Thursday, March 14, 2013, a rocket launcher is fired during a live drill in the southwestern sector of North Korea. KCNA reported Kim Jong Un guided the drill.   (AP Photo/KCNA via KNS)

(Newser) – Under Kim Jong Un's supervision, North Korea has conducted live artillery drills near a contested sea border with the South, state news reported. The drills reportedly hit the "biggest hotspots in the southwestern sector of the front." It's not clear exactly when the drills, serving as practice for attacks on South Korean islands, occurred, Reuters notes. According to the state report, "shells intensively hit the imaginary targets of the enemy while the roar of the artillery pieces rocked heaven and earth," AFP reports, via Rappler.

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Mar 14, 2013 8:21 PM CDT
Chest pounding is all they're doing. In a war you shoot bombs not lob shells.
Mar 14, 2013 10:45 AM CDT
Did Rodman get to "hit the button" on anything? The question with NK is did they actually hit anything they were aiming at? I’m sure it was a great show for a starving population.
Mar 14, 2013 7:35 AM CDT
Kim needs to get out of the sand box and stop playing Army.