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JH Ahn was an NK News contributor based in Seoul. He previously worked as an interpreter for United States Forces Korea.
Kim Jong Un and various high-ranking North Korean officials have visited a coastal defense station located on the Mahap Islet, with a North Korean firepower plan shown in the picture targeting a nearby South Korean island, state media reported on Friday.
Visiting the site with officials, including Vice-Marshal of the Korean People's Army Hwang Pyong So, this visit might be Kim’s closest approach to South Korean territory this year, with the unit located less than 20 kilometers away from the nearest South Korean land.