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Jang Song Thaek, the uncle and de facto deputy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is safe even as it appears he has been removed from his post, a South Korean minister said.

Jang, a vice chairman of the National Defense Commission led by Kim, remains physically unharmed, Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl-jae told a parliamentary hearing Wednesday in Seoul, local television networks reported. The Unification Ministry later confirmed the remarks.

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