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Top North Korea defense official executed, South Korea spy agency says
Top North Korea defense official executed, South Korea spy agency says

North Korea has executed its top defense official for treason -- killing him with an antiaircraft gun because he fell asleep during a meeting -- South Korea’s main intelligence agency has told lawmakers. If the report by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service is confirmed, the killing of Gen. Hyon Yong-chol would be the latest in a series of purges by young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been at the helm for more than two years. He has been North Korea's leader for more than three years. ------------ In the more than two years that Kim, in his early...

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