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North Korea has said leader Kim Jong-Un's uncle was removed from office for committing "criminal" acts and for leading a "counter-revolutionary faction", state news agency KCNA reported Monday. Jang Song-Thaek, seen as the regent to the young Kim, was relieved of all posts and titles for allegedly building a power base to challenge the leadership of the communist state, the North's state media said. In a report carried on state media early Monday, the ruling Workers' Party confirmed that it had "eliminated Jang and purged his group, unable to remain an onlooker to its acts any longer", after a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee. "The Jang Song-Thaek group... committed such anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts as gnawing at the unity and cohesion of the party," it said.