The North Korean Army reportedly used images of pandas as shooting targets when leader Kim Jong-un visited a military detachment in Hwa Island, South Hamgyong Province.
A source said on Thursday said Kim Jong-un arrived on the island by boat from Wonsan on Monday.
Kim watched a live-fire artillery drill there, the source added. "I heard from a senior officer from the detachment that they used images of pandas as shooting targets."
Pandas are the national symbol of China and a sign of a friendly diplomatic relationship.