Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- Hooligans of the south Korean military hell-bent on escalating confrontation with the compatriots in the north launched a mad-cap shelling provocation in all sectors of the front at 16:34 on Thursday.
Involved in the largest-ever shelling provocation were more than 300
various type artillery pieces of 49 battalions under the first and
third field corps of the puppet army, radars for detecting artillery
positions and spy drones.
The shelling drill was staged under the simulated conditions of an
armed clash between the north and the south. They struck the areas of
forces of the north by mobilizing some artillery subunits of the puppet
army and radars for detecting artillery positions before escalating
firepower strike by reinforcing artillery forces and repeated strikes
after spy drone's real-time confirmation of the situation.
They are openly blustering that the largest-ever shelling drill
staged in all sectors of the front at a time when military tensions are
increasing on the Korean peninsula was aimed to ratchet up the
"psychological pressure on the north" to the maximum by demonstrating
the "will to counter" any military action of the north and help the
artillery units of the puppet army deployed in the areas along the
military demarcation line round off the procedures and methods of their
artillery strike against the north any time.
What should not be overlooked is that the puppet forces opened to
public the shelling drill and are claiming that it demonstrated their
"will to cope with" the "mine explosion" and "shelling provocation" in
August last year.
The puppet forces got frantic with various military provocations in
the past, seized with war fever against the north. But it is the first
time that they mobilized a lot of artillery units in all sectors of the
front, not some corps or units in an area, to stage such shelling drill.
The puppet forces are driving the situation on the Korean peninsula
to the worst phase by staging the largest-ever shelling drill in all
sectors of the front ahead of Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military
drills slated to kick off on Aug. 22.
The reality again proves that the war maniacs of the south Korean
puppet military are making desperate efforts to preempt a north-targeted
strike any moment.
The reckless military moves of the puppet forces are lashing the
service personnel and people of the DPRK into the greatest fury.
The warmongers will have to pay dearly for their reckless military provocations. -0