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N. Korean defense minister Hyon Yong Chol executed – S. Korean intelligence

S. Korean intelligence announces unexpected execution of high-ranking defense official

North Korea has executed Minister of the Peoples' Armed Forces Hyon Yong Chol using an anti-aircraft gun, South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) has said.

Hundreds of North Korean officials watched Hyon's execution on April 30, an NIS deputy director was paraphrased as saying to South Korean lawmakers.