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North Korea said to be dispatching hit teams to kill defectors| The Asahi Shimbun

North Korea said to be dispatching hit teams to kill defectors| The Asahi Shimbun

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became so enraged by a spate of recent defections that he sent assassins to South Korea and elsewhere to silence the renegades, according to government officials here.

They said Kim also ordered hit teams to target South Koreans for assassination or abduction as a tit-for-tat measure.

Kim, chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, issued the edict in response to a succession of high- or mid-level defections, the officials said Aug. 21.

Source: North Korea said to be dispatching hit teams to kill defectors:The Asahi Shimbun