North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn’t just kill his uncle, he killed his entire family so “no traces of him should be left.”
Kim’s uncle Jang Song Thaek was executed in December after being branded a traitor.
Now a source tells South Korea’s Yonhap New Agency that “all relatives of Jang have been put to death, including even children."
Jang’s siblings, his brothers’ children, and grandchildren were executed. Jang's sister's husband, who was ambassador to Cuba, and Jang's nephew, the ambassador to Malaysia were also killed.
The Yonhap report has not been confirmed, but the ambassadors were recalled fromt heir posts just after Jang’s execution.
"The executions of Jang's relatives mean that no traces of him should be left," the source tells Yonhap.
"The purge of the Jang Song Thaek people is under way on an extensive scale from relatives and low-level officials," the source adds.
"Some relatives were shot to death by pistol in front of other people if they resisted while being dragged out of their apartment homes,” another source said.
Jang, 67, was the former vice chairman of the National Defence Commission. He was once considered a mentor of Kim's.