Live fire with Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been pictured guiding a series of live fire military drills recently.

Photographs released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency shows the leader present at tactical rocket firing drills of the Korean People's Army recently.

It was reported on July 15 that the North had fired over 100 artillery shells into the sea near a disputed maritime border with South Korea ahead of a joint South Korea-US naval exercise.

It also fired two ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of force before Chinese president Xi Jinping's visit to South Korea.