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Second woman detained over N. Korea killing: Malaysia police

Update: February, 16/2017 - 11:00
Malaysian police have confirmed the detention of a second suspect in the killing of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader. – AFP/VNA Photo
Viet Nam News

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police investigating the assassination of the half-brother of North Korea’s leader reportedly said Thursday they have detained a second woman in connection with the killing.

A 28-year-old woman was arrested the previous day after reports said two female assassins sprayed toxins in the victim’s face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the detention of the second woman to Malaysia’s Bernama news agency without providing further details, adding that an official statement will be issued later Thursday,

Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat said that officers were looking for several suspects.

The two women struck on Monday as Kim Jong-Nam was readying to board a flight to Macau where he has spent many years in exile.

The first woman is due to appear in court on Thursday. – AFP

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