North Korea staged a parade marking the 75th anniversary of the country's founding, state media said Saturday, attended by leader Kim Jong Un and a slew of high-ranking Chinese and Russian officials.

The event featured Pyongyang's "paramilitary forces," state media said, rather than soldiers in the regular army, and it did not appear to showcase the country's banned weaponry, including intercontinental ballistic missiles.

But it did show off rocket launchers hidden in delivery trucks and tractors towing troops and weapons, highlighting the militia's role as guerrilla fighters in a war.