Two top officials in North Korea have been executed by Kim Jong-un following a mishap at North Korea’s missile testing site.
The latest executive to face the chop was executed after he took responsibility for setbacks at the Punggye-ri nuclear base, which led to the delay of the launch date of a rocket test.
Another top aide of Kim Jong, General Hwang Pyong, a high-ranking official who was once described by the public, as the ‘2nd most powerful man in North Korea’ is feared to have been executed by the death squad after his mysterious disappearance.
Kim Jong-un’s most recent victim is said to be the director of Bureau 131, in charge of construction at Kim’s missile and nuclear bases. Kim has launched dozens of missiles this year, as well as a hydrogen bomb on September 3. Since Kim’s rise to power he has executed over 340 people, that doesn’t include untold numbers sent to gulags or labour camps. He fears the military is becoming too powerful and claims to be reshaping North Korea’s ruling elite.
Earlier this month Kim was pictured on top of a mountain Mount Paektu, not far from North Korea’s nuclear test sites, seen as a mystical spot where Kim goes to make important decisions igniting fears he was about to execute someone. He also visited the mountain in November 2013 before killing his uncle and political guardian Jang-Song-Thaek.