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North Korea: Troops break bricks with bare hands in bizarre show of force

Telegraph, 13 Oct 2021
A new video of fierce-looking troops snapping breeze blocks with slow motion flying kicks and their bare fists has become the latest show of force in North Korea’s military build-up.

The footage of bare-chested soldiers performing acrobatic fight scenes in front of a delighted Kim Jong Un and rows of senior military officers at the national Defence Development Exhibition was broadcast on state TV on Tuesday, reported North Korea analyst Martyn Williams.

It was released after Kim gave a speech, flanked by the country’s largest missiles, where he stressed the North’s weapons development was necessary for self-defence and to counter hostile policies from the United States and neighbouring South Korea.

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