NKorea shows leader, son watching live-fire drills

AP News
Posted: Nov 29, 2011 9:09 AM
NKorea shows leader, son watching live-fire drills

North Korean television has aired footage of leader Kim Jong Il and his son watching massive live-fire drills.

The footage aired on state television Tuesday showed Kim and his heir-apparent Kim Jong Un watching tanks, aircraft, warships and rocket launchers firing at targets on mountains. Dozens of troops were seen parachuting from a plane.

The two Kims were seen speaking to each other as they watched the drills from an enclosed viewing stand with senior military officers.

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The drill involving army, navy and air force power came tensions between North and South Korea remain high.

State television said the exercises took place in September. North Korean media reports on Kim routinely are delayed.