The public killings were carried out as a show of force by the young leader, who took the reigns from his father Kim Jong Il in 2011, according to media reports.
They are the latest in a string of slaughters carried out at the bequest of the 32-year-old tyrant and the victims are said to be agriculture minister Hwang Min and Ri Yong Jin, a senior official at the education ministry.
It was reported by South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo daily newspaper. The information could not be independently verified and South Korea’s Unification Ministry, which handles North Korea-related matters, did not comment.
North Korea rarely announces purges or executions, although state media confirmed execution of Kim’s uncle and the man widely considered the second most powerful man in the country, Jang Song Thaek, in 2012 for factionalism and crimes damaging to the economy.
His police ideas were deemed to contradict those of Kim Jong Un, reports JoongAng Ilbo.