South Korean Military Bans Kim Jong Il Images in Target Practice

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea's defense ministry says it will instruct training centers not to use images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his family as targets at their shooting ranges.

The Chosun Ilbo newspaper says some units have been using pictures of Mr. Kim, his late father, North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and Mr. Kim's son and heir apparent, Kim Jong-Un, to boost morale in the wake of the North's deadly bombing of a border island last November.

The defense ministry said Wednesday it will instruct units to use standard targets during shooting practice.