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ROK won't use Kim's photos as firing targets

06-01-2011 15:58 BJT

SEOUL, ROK - Ministry of Republic of Korea (ROK) says it will tell military units to stop using photos of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leaders as targets during firing drills.

ROK marines and some army units have been using pictures of DPRK leader Kim Jong-il and his son and father as targets in the wake of the reported DPRK's deadly shelling of a ROK border island in November.

The Defense Ministry said Wednesday that those units decided to use the pictures as target practice on their own. The Defense Ministry will now tell them to use only standard targets.

On Monday, DPRK strongly protested against ROK firing drills in the border area and threatened to attack. DPRK didn't mention the photo targets.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: China Daily

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