Victorious Xinancha Battle
Pyongyang, July 9 (KCNA) -- On July 10, Juche 25 (1936), the main unit of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) fought a battle against Japanese policemen in Xinancha, Fusong County, under the command of President Kim Il Sung .
The battle was aimed to contain the enemy militarily and capture weapons needed for the newly formed division of the KPRA.
The President planned to launch the attack on Xinancha between noon and one o'clock in the afternoon during which the policemen were supposed to have their lunch and clean their rifles.
Two assault parties and one covering party were formed for the attack.
The members of one assault party, disguised in peasant straw hats and clothes, approached the mud wall and quickly passed through the gate.
They then broke into the police barracks and captured policemen absorbed in rifle cleaning.
Another party dashed into other place and took policemen prisoner.
The victory in the battle demonstrated the fighting capacity of the KPRA. It also served as an important occasion in rallying broad segments of people to provide favorable conditions for the establishment of a stronghold in Mt. Paektu, and in improving the KPRA arms.