Kim inspects live-fire ‘actual war’ drill


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a live-fire artillery drill aimed at simulating an “actual war,” state media reported a day after South Korea swore in its first female president.

“An endless barrage of shells were fired by artillery pieces on ‘enemy positions,’ their roar rocking heaven and earth, and all of them were enveloped in flames,” the Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday. “Feasting his eyes at the ‘enemy positions’ in flames, (Kim) was satisfied.”

Kim ordered the exercise to test the capability of artillery units “to fight an actual war,” KCNA said. The announcement followed Monday’s inauguration of South Korean President Park Geun Hye.