(SEOUL, South Korea) -- There are rumors that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is about to do away with yet another second-in-command. South Korea's Unification ministry is looking into reports that Choe Ryong Hae, who assumed the post following the execution of Kim's uncle, Jang Song Thaek, might also meet an untimely end.
Speculation began mounting last week that Choe upset Kim and was jailed because he had taken management of several state-run industries. Due to Pyongyang's total news blackout, confirming the information, at least immediately, will be difficult. During the previous purge last December, Kim accused Jang, who was married to the sister of Kim's late father, Kim Jong-il, of trying to overthrow him. As a result, Jang and others close to him were either killed or exiled.
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