Pyongyang, Aug 30: North Korea has brutally executed two of its officials for disobeying orders of the country's supreme leader - Kim Jong-un, South Korean daily JoongAng Ilbo reported.
In what became the latest addition in the string of slaughters during the reign of Kim, the 32-year-old leader who took over following the death of his father Kim Jong Ill in 2011, the two officials were executed with an anti-aircraft gun.
The two victims were said to be agriculture minister Hwang Min and a senior official at the education ministry, Ri Yong Jin.
The development, however, could not be verified independently while South Korean authorities who handle North Korea-related issues chose not to comment, said the daily.
The latest report comes days after North Korea's deputy ambassador in London defected to South Korea, leaving the Kim regime red-faced.
Kim did not even spare his own uncle Jang Song Thaek, the second most powerful man in the country, who was executed in 2012 on charges of factionalism and crimes causing damage to the North Korean economy.