Kim Jong Un reviews troop parade on armed forces day

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reviewed a troop parade in Pyongyang on Thursday as the country marked the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army, its 1.2 million-strong military, an informed source said.

KPA Supreme Commander Kim attended a military ceremony featuring marching soldiers at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, a mausoleum of state founder Kim Il Sung and his son and former leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, the source told Kyodo News.

The event was not open to the public, according to the source.

Kim Jong Un came to power after the death of his father and longtime ruler Kim Jong Il in December 2011.