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Kim Jong-un’s wife gives birth to third child

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju gave birth to a third child in February, South Korea’s National Intelligence Service said during a parliamentary intelligence briefing Tuesday.
 
This photo, released by the North`s Korean Central Television on March 3, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju meeting students of the Red Flag Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang. (Yonhap)
This photo, released by the North`s Korean Central Television on March 3, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju meeting students of the Red Flag Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang. (Yonhap)

The gender and name of the baby are yet to be confirmed, added Seoul’s spy agency. 

Ri has been noticeably absent from the public eye for nearly 9 months, which sparked rumors of her pregnancy. She was later spotted next to Kim at a banquet celebrating the North‘s first intercontinental ballistic missile test in July. It was widely believed that the couple had two children, one born in 2010 and another in 2013. 

North Korea has been tight-lipped about Kim and Ri’s children since the couple tied the knot in 2009. 

Kim’s US aide and retired basketball player Dennis Rodman has identified Kim’s second child as a girl named Ju-ae, following his 2013 visit to the hermit state. 

By Jung Min-kyung (mkjung@heraldcorp.com)
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