Little was known about the execution of Jang Song Thaek, until now.
It was assumed that a firing squad was used to carry out the execution of Jang and his five closest associates. However, NBC News is reporting that the young North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un may have fed his uncle to a pack of starving dogs.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s powerful uncle was reportedly thrown into a cage and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China’s ruling Communist Party. The Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that Jang and his closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days. The newspaper added that Jang and other aides were “completely eaten up.”
According to this unconfirmed report from Wen Wei Po, Jang Song Thaek and five of his aides were stripped naked and then tossed into a cage where the hungry dogs waited. The gruesome event was reportedly witnessed by the North Korean dictator, his brother and as many as 300 people.
U.S. officials told NBC News on Friday that they could not confirm the reports. “This is not ringing any bells here,” said one senior official.
The official North Korean account from Dec. 12 did not specify how Jang was put to death.