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Kim Jong Il Watches Coordinated Drill of KPA Unit

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, October 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il watched a coordinated drill of servicepersons of KPA Unit 851 held to mark the 65th birthday of the WPK.

He watched the drill, being briefed on the plan for the drill on the observation platform.

When an order was issued to start the drill, various type ground artillery pieces blew up "enemy's positions" by powerful fire strikes in close coordinated operations with sub-units, wiping out the "enemy group" in a moment.

Through the training the servicepersons of the unit powerfully demonstrated the might of the KPA which has grown to be a matchless army under the care of Kim Jong Il, an illustrious commander of Mt. Paektu.

After watching the drill of a-match-for-a hundred soldiers, he highly appreciated their success in the training and extended thanks to them, expressing great satisfaction over the fact that all the units are fully prepared to beat back in time any surprise enemy invasion and defend the socialist homeland as firm as a rock. He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for strengthening and developing the KPA into ever-victorious revolutionary armed forces.

The heroic KPA has grown to be human bomb death-defying corps and vanguard fighters for the Songun revolution who unhesitatingly dedicate their youth and lives to the party and the leader, the country and its people, he said, adding that the socialist country is impregnable and the revolutionary cause of the WPK is sure to triumph as it has iron-willed elite ranks and matchless great army steeled as stalwart fighters in the protracted and arduous struggle.

He together with commanding officers of the KPA had a photo session with the servicepersons of the unit who participated in the drill.

He was accompanied by Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet, Ri Yong Ho, chief of the General Staff of the KPA and member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Yong Chun, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the NDC and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kim Ki Nam and Choe Thae Bok, members of the Political Bureau and secretaries of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the WPK Central Committee, Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the NDC and department director of the C. C., the WPK, Kim Jong Gak, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C. C., the WPK and first vice-director of the General Political Bu

reau of the KPA, Pak To Chun, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C. C., the WPK, and Ju Kyu Chang, alternate member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C. C., the WPK.

The participants in the WPK Conference, commanding officers of the KPA and officials in the field of defence industry also watched the training.



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