Kim watches N Korea military drill alongside masked officers

KIM TONG-HYUNG Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised an earlier live-fire rocket artillery exercise to confirm his military's combat readiness and "further kindle the flames of training revolution," state media said Tuesday. The report by the Korean Central News Agency came a day after South Korea's military detected what appeared to be two short-range ballistic launches of projectiles that landed in the North's eastern sea. Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published photos of rockets soaring out of multiple rocket launchers and an island target buried in smoke. Kim smiled widely while watching from an observation post. He wore a black fur hat and leather coat but was not wearing a face mask, though other military official
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