PYONGYANG, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un on Friday guided a shell firing drill when he inspected the army on the western front, the official news agency KCNA reported.
Kim, while inspecting the defense detachment on Mahap Islet in the western part of the front, gave a surprise order to the artillery to open fire and strike a designated naval target, according to the state media.
He was satisfied with the result of the firing drill and gifted the soldiers with a pair of binoculars, an automatic rifle and a machine gun.
Kim underscored the need to train the soldiers into "indomitable fighters" through political and ideological education and called for providing better cultural living conditions to them.
He also learned in detail about the supply to the army and education of children of military officers and instructed to place attention on the living conditions of service personnel and officers' families.
Senior military officials, including director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army Hwang Pyong So and chief of the General Staff of the army Ri Myong Su, accompanied Kim in the inspection.