Liberty Korea Post Pyongyang correspondent reported that Colonel Yang Sung-chul, a nuclear researcher belonging to the Nuclear Research Center, has been shot dead on October 8th.
According to the correspondent, Kim Jong-un’s on-location guidance trips are conducted in either un-announced or announced. National Affairs Events Department handles the majority of the announced guidance trips. The Events Department prepares Kim’s guidance trip for several months and reports to the Party Central. The plan can proceed with Kim Yo-jong’s final approval. Guidance trips related to military affairs are prepared by the General Surveillance Bureau’s Events Department.
Unannounced guidance trips occur according to Kim Jong-un’s whims, so it is impossible to predict what is going to happen. The trip on October 8th was an unannounced, impromptu event, and only his guards accompanied him to the Nuclear Power General Bureau.
Kim was about to greet the staff when Colonel Yang turned around and shoved his hand inside the chest pocket of his coat. Instantly, Kim’s guard flew himself in front of Kim and pulled his gun, and shot Colonel Yang. All the staff fell to the floor at the guard’s command. The guards approached Colonel Yang and searched him, only to find a cell phone in his hand.
Subsequently, Kim Jong-un prohibited the use of all cell phones within military bases, as well as set up surveillance units for each base.