North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspected a military unit that was responsible for bombarding a southern island, state media said Friday ahead of a presidential election in the South.
Pyongyang fired a barrage of 170 artillery shells onto Yeonpyeong island in November 2010, killing four people including two civilians.
The North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim visited military detachments on Jangjae and Mu islets and was briefed on the “recent movements of the enemy”.
Kim looked at Yeonpyeong from an observation post and “examined the plan for fire strike of the newly organised forces at the objects of the enemy”, KCNA said.
The Mu islet unit was responsible for the bombardment of Yeonpyeong, which KCNA quoted Kim as calling “the most delightful battle”.
The North’s artillery should “should keep highly alert to break the backbone of the enemy once ordered”, he added.
KCNA did not give an exact date for his visit.