North Korea leader Kim Jong Un oversaw Thursday's strike drill: KCNA

FILE PHOTO - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un supervises a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea during a military drill in North Korea, in this May 4, 2019 photo supplied by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the North Korean army's strike drill at the country's western and "forefront" regions carried out on Thursday, state media KCNA said on Friday.

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles in its second such test in less than a week.

KCNA did not specify what was fired.

Saying "the genuine peace and security of the country are guaranteed only by the strong physical force capable of defending its sovereignty," Kim Jong Un ordered the further increase of the North Korean army's strike ability "in the forefront area and on the western front," KCNA said without elaborating.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by James Dalgleish)