North Korea latest: Two more people flee Kim Jong-un as number of defectors SURPASSES 2016

The confirmation is one of a number made over the last few months on defections from the rogue regime.

Amid North Korea’s rhetoric of war with the US, official figures highlight that there has been an increase in the number of people fleeing the country.

An official tally shows that so far this year 15 North Koreans, including four soldiers have left the country, while only one soldier and four civilians left in total during 2016.

Last month a soldier to the hermit state suffered multiple gun wounds and spent several days in hospital after successfully escaping on foot through the demilitarised zone.