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  • ** FILE ** Then-North Korean Defense Minister Kim Jong-gak applauds during a meeting announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's new title of marshal, at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Kim Jong-gak has been replaced by Kim Kyok-sik, a hard-line military commander believed responsible for two deadly attacks on South Korea in 2010. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    Sources: North Korea replaces defense minister

    North Korea has replaced its defense minister with a hard-line military commander believed responsible for deadly attacks on South Korea in 2010, diplomats in Pyongyang said Thursday. It is the latest in a series of high-profile appointments that leader Kim Jong-un has made since he took power nearly a year ago.

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