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Kinmen to maintain routine training, combat readiness

2018/04/17 19:50:12

Photo courtesy of Kinmen Defense Command

Taipei, April 17 (CNA) The military will continue routine training while maintaining rapid response capability and combat readiness amid China's upcoming live-fire exercise in the Taiwan Strait, the Kinmen Defense Command said Tuesday.

An artillery practice using shoulder-launched rockets was conducted on the outlying island that day, an exercise the command said was part of routine annual training.

In a statement, Kinmen Defense Command said training will continue and combat readiness be maintained as usual.

The exercise on Tuesday was held one day prior to a live-fire military exercise to be conducted by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday.

(By Huang Huei-min and Ko Lin)