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BBC: North Korea Defence Chief Hyon Yong-chol 'executed'

North Korea's Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol has been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un, South Korea's spy agency has told parliament.

MPs were told Mr Hyon was killed on 30 April by anti-aircraft fire in front of an audience of hundreds, the Yonhap news agency reports.

It said Mr Hyon had fallen asleep during an event attended by Kim Jong-un and had not carried out instructions.

South Korea said a senior military officer was also killed.

The news comes weeks after the reported execution of 15 senior officials.

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More News On North Korea's Defense Minister Being Executed

S. Korea's spy agency says N. Korea executed defense chief -- AP
North Korea executes defense chief with an anti-aircraft gun: South Korea agency -- Reuters
North Korea said to execute top official by anti-aircraft gun -- Washington Post
North Korea Said to Execute a Top Official, With an Antiaircraft Gun -- NYT
North Korea defence chief reportedly executed with anti-aircraft gun -- The Guardian
Kim Jong-un executed defense chief for falling asleep in meeting, spy agency says -- Washington Times
Kim Jong-Un EXECUTES his defence minister with an anti-aircraft gun in front of hundreds of spectators - because he dozed off during a North Korean military ceremony -- Daily Mail
North Korea 'executes defence chief' on treason charges -- Al Jazeera
North Korea said to publicly execute defense minister -- The Hill
Who Is Hyon Yong-Chol? North Korean Defense Minister Executed For Dozing At Military Event -- IBTimes

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