North Korea media says Kim Jong Un joins father at drill

By the Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean state media say that the country's heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, joined his father, leader Kim Jong Il, in watching an army drill.

The official Korea Central News Agency reported Tuesday that Kim Jong Il visited a military unit and observed a live-fire drill.

The report said that Kim Jong Un accompanied Kim Jong Il. It was the first time for state media to report on the younger Kim accompanying his father on such a trip.

Kim Jong Un made his public debut last week after being promoted to four-star general and vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea's military commission.

The report only identified the younger Kim by his title, without mentioning his relationship to his father.

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