PYONGYANG, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, guided an artillery firing drill on the Hwa Islet off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, the official KCNA news agency reported Tuesday.
During his inspection at the defense detachment there, Kim gave an order to conduct an immediate artillery firing and guided the drill.
"It is an important task of the defense detachment to turn the islet into an impregnable fortress, unsinkable warship," Kim said, noting the detachment is "an outpost in the East Sea guarding the gateway to the Central Committee of Workers' Party of Korea."
He underscored the need to wipe out enemies attacking from the sea and gave instructions on "new and unique" combat methods of the detachment, such as how to effectively deploy fire strike means and use firing positions.
Last week, Kim guided the test-firing of "newly developed cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles" at the central monitoring post, according to the KCNA.
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