North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has replaced his defence chief with a hawkish general in a shakeup apparently aimed at tightening his grip over the military, a report said Thursday.
A North Korean TV grab shows Kim Jong-Gak pledging the military's loyalty to new leader Kim Jong-Un in 2011. Vice Marshal Kim Jong-Gak has been sacked as defence minister after just seven months in office.
Vice Marshal Kim Jong-Gak was sacked as defence minister after just seven months in office, Yonhap News Agency quoted an unnamed senior South Korean presidential official as saying.
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