Kim Jong-un Watches Artillery Drill on East Coast

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched a live fire drill on the eastern coast, the state-run Rodong Sinmun reported Tuesday.

Around noon Monday, Kim was on the scene where the Army fired some 100 rockets and shells from multiple rocket launchers and coastal artillery from an area near the military demarcation line north of Kosong, Kangwon Province into the East Sea, a South Korean government official said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a rocket launch drill in these photos published by the Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday. /News1 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches a rocket launch drill in these photos published by the Rodong Sinmun on Tuesday. /News1

The North has recently stepped up provocations by repeatedly firing Scud missiles and rockets and showing scenes of Kim inspecting the launch sites.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 16, 2014 09:08 KST