North Korea Killed Kim Jong-Nam, South Korea Alleges

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un/Photo: AFP

By Andah John

South Korea has alleged that North Korean government is involved in the murder of Kim Jong-nam.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s half-brother was killed at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur airport last week.

“We believe the North Korean regime is behind this incident considering five suspects are North Koreans,” said Seoul’s unification ministry spokesman.

Police in Malaysia have already detained one North Korean and they say they are looking for four more.

Deputy national police chief Noor Rashid Ismail was reported to have identified the latest North Korean suspects in a press conference on Sunday.

According to media reports, he said the men left Malaysia last Monday, the day Kim was killed.

“The four suspects are holding normal passports, not diplomatic passports,” he said.

Police sources say they believe poison was sprayed into Kim’s face as he waited to board a flight to Macau.

The aforementioned four other people already detained in connection with his death are: the North Korean, an Indonesian woman, a Malaysian man, and a woman with a Vietnamese passport.

The Indonesian national, named as Siti Aisyah, is said to have told Malaysian police she had been paid to perform what she thought was a prank.

Kim is believed to have been attacked in the airport departure hall on Monday by two women, using some form of chemical.

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