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North Korea 'executed 15 people'

April 29, 2015 5:36 pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several top officials, South Korean intelligence says.

The agency told a parliamentary meeting on Wednesday that they were executed by firing squad on spying charges.

Those killed include two vice ministers who challenged Mr Kim over his policies and members of an orchestra, intelligence officials said.

Mr Kim purged and executed his once-powerful uncle for treachery in 2013.