calendar>>April 27. 2014 Juche 103
Kim Jong Un Guides Shelling Drill
Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided a shelling drill of a long-range artillery sub-unit tasked to hit major targets in the southwestern waters on the occasion of the 82nd anniversary of the heroic KPA.

He indicated the firing order and method and gave an order to start the drill. Juche artillery pieces opened fire all at once.

He expressed great satisfaction, saying "All the shells told. They accurately hit the targets."

He said the artillerymen could hit the targets even under the unfavorable circumstances as they have undergone intensive training under the simulated conditions of a real battle.

He was very pleased, noting the shelling drill proved successful and the soldiers of the long-range artillery sub-unit fired shells as if they were displaying fireworks to celebrate the army day.

"Marking the army day, I look back on the glorious path covered by the KPA under the care of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il", he said, adding: "Since the very day of its founding the KPA has remained loyal to the party and the revolution and protected the country and its people as firm as a rock, preserving the shining tradition of the anti-Japanese war".

Recalling that the KPA has defended the precious socialist system with arms, sharing the destiny with the party for the past several decades, he stressed that it is the great honor and pride for the WPK to have such revolutionary army.

He highly praised the artillerymen for their feats, noting that all of them who have been trained as crackshots as intended by the party have splendidly adorned the significant army day by hitting all the targets in the shelling drill. He had a photo taken with them.

He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam and other members of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, executive members of the party committee of the KPA and commanding officers of the services and corps-level units of the KPA.

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