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DPRK leader's aunt unscathed after purge

Updated: 2013-12-16 07:24
By Agencies in Seoul ( China Daily)

The aunt of Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong-un appears unscathed after the execution of her powerful husband, Jang Song-thaek, despite strong speculation that those close to Jang could be purged.

Kim Kyong-hui, sister of Kim's father and late leader Kim Jong-il, was named as a member of the state funeral committee for a senior ruling party official who died on Friday, the official KCNA news agency said late on Saturday.

Her name was listed alongside a large group of top party and military officials, including defense chief Jang Jong-nam and Choe Ryong-hae, a close confidant of the leader and director of the military's political bureau.

DPRK leader's aunt unscathed after purge