Kim Chol worked as a Vice Minister in the North Korean Army. He was allegedly purged and executed in spectacular fashion for “drinking and carousing” during the period of mourning for Kim Jong-il. The report of his death was very explicit in saying he was exploded by mortar bombardment, and not shot by firing squad. However, Foreign Policy observed the claims probably originated from gossip and noted that stories about violent deaths of North Korean elites tend to be "exaggerated."
|Died||Unconfirmed if dead|
|Occupation||former Vice Minister|
|Employer||North Korean Army|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Cheol|
- "North Korean Army Figure Executed As Kim Jong-un Continues Bloody Purge". International Business Times. October 24, 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- Ryall, Julian (24 October 2012). "North Korean army minister 'executed with mortar round'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2017-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Andres Jauregui (October 24, 2012). "Kim Chol, North Korea Official, Allegedly Executed For Drinking During Kim Jong-il Mourning Period". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
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