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North Korea broadcasts Kim Jong Un watching artillery shooting contest

Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 00:57

March 6 - North Korea's state media broadcasts video of leader Kim Jong Un watching an artillery unit conducting a shooting contest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS EDITED KRT MATERIAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: North Korea's state-run television KRT late on Wednesday (March 5) broadcast video footage of leader Kim Jong Un watching an artillery unit conduct a shooting contest. In the video, Kim was seen looking through binoculars, accompanied by high-ranking military officers. KRT said the visit to the artillery unit was filmed during Kim's trips to several military units in the country between January and February 2014. On Tuesday (March 4), North Korea fired additional short-range missiles into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula using a new multiple rocket launcher, South Korea's defence ministry said. It was the third time in less than a week that the North had conducted missile launches. North Korea said on Wednesday that the recent rocket launches were part of drills conducted in the isolated state. Launches by the North of short-range missiles are not uncommon as part of regular military exercises. The firing came days after the beginning of annual U.S. and South Korean joint military exercises, which the North routinely denounces as a preparation for war.

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North Korea broadcasts Kim Jong Un watching artillery shooting contest

Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 00:57