COULD a spat over seafood be the reason why North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un had his uncle executed?
The New York Times reports the clash between the country's leader and Jang Sung-taek erupted over who would profit from North Korea's exports of coal, clams and crabs to neighbouring China.
Forces dispatched by Mr Kim to re-take control of key fishing areas were defeated by Mr Jang's own troops, leading the unpredictable ruler to consider his uncle a threat.
Mr Jang and two of his lieutenants were executed using anti-aircraft machine guns early this month.
The official line from North Korea's own news agency is that Mr Jang attempted to overthrow the state.
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