N.Korean Army Uses Pandas as Shooting Targets

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.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 04, 2014 12:37 KST