North Korea executes defence chief by firing squad using anti-aircraft gun

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North Korea defence chief has been executed by a firing squad using an anti-aircraft gun, according to South Korea’s National Intelligence Service. Hyon Yong Chol death is the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong-un took control of the reclusive nation, Hyon, 66, who headed the isolated country’s military, was charged with treason, including disobeying Mr Kim and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea’s leader was present, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed-door…

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