While the KCNA report said Jang was executed on Thursday, a report by a Hong Kong newspaper said he was killed last week.
The Chinesese-language Apple Daily yesterday quoted the newspaper Wenwei Po (文匯報) as saying that Jang was eaten by dogs on Thursday last week.
The report said that Jang and five others were stripped naked and locked inside a fenced-off area together with 120 dogs that had not been fed for three days. It said the whole event, which was over in one hour, was witnessed by Kim Jong-un, his wife, Ri Sol-ju, and more than 300 other high officials.
Additional reporting by staff writer