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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kim Visits Front Line

SEOUL () -- North Korea's reclusive leader visited a front-line military unit Wednesday in his first reported public appearance in more than a month, the country's official media said.

Kim Jong Il's visit came amid increased tension along the two nations' heavily guarded border.

The North marched armed troops into the demilitarized zone in April in violation of the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War. Its troops again violated the buffer zone in May.

The appearance came after a hiatus of over a month.