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N.Korean troops stage artillery fire competition

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By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean mechanized troops held an artillery fire competition over the weekend as part of efforts to boost the country’s defence capabilities, state media reported on Sunday The drills were conducted on Saturday, state news agency KCNA said, and come as North Korea increasingly complains over what it sees as a double standard where its military activities invite international criticism when similar exercises by South Korea and the United States usually do not. Analysts say Pyongyang is seeking to normalize its defence activities, with the aim of eventually w…

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