North Korean leader's half-brother of Kim Jong-un 'killed' in Malaysia

    North Korean leader's half-brother of Kim Jong-un 'killed' in Malaysia

    Feb.14, Seoul: The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia, according to South Korean and Malaysian sources.

    Kim Jong-nam, 45, is said to have been targeted at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Kim Jong-nam is the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. 

    A source close to the Malaysian PM's office told the BBC that Kim was killed in the city, saying his body was now undergoing an autopsy.

    Senior Malaysian police have confirmed that a North Korean man died in transit to hospital from the airport on Monday. They have not confirmed his identity, reports said.

    Both South Korean state news agency Yonhap and Reuters news agency are reporting Mr Kim's death based on South Korean government sources.

    According to a report from TV Chosun, a cable television network in South Korea, Mr Kim was poisoned at the airport by two women, believed to be North Korean operatives. These details have not been confirmed elsewhere.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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