North Korea simulates special forces attack on South Korea’s presidential office.
According to the report, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un witnessed the exercises and was pleased with the results, congratulating his troops.
“The enemy troops will have no space to hide themselves, let alone take any counteraction,” he said.
The manoeuvres were designed to destroy specific targets. State newspaper Rodong Sinmun showed photos of simulated attacks on a replica of the Blue House, the official residence of the South Korean president.
When the exercises took place is unclear. Such simulated attacks on South Korea are not unusual for North Korea. North Korean media reported of a similar exercise in early December.
There are fears in South Korea that the Stalinist regime in the North may try to undertake some sort of military provocation to take advantage of political instability in the wake of South Korean President Park Geun Hye’s impeachment on corruption charges.
South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo Ahn, who has in the interim taken over Park’s duties, has repeatedly called on the country’s military forces to be on high alert.