Kim Jong-nam was assassinated, say US and South Korean officials

US government sources also said they believed that Kim Jong-nam, whose exact cause of death has yet to be established, was murdered by North Korean assassins.

 

Kim, who had not yet passed through security, was preparing to take a late-morning flight on Monday from the Malaysian capital to his home in , according to South Korean MPs briefed by security services.

 

South Korea’s spy agency said on Wednesday that two women believed to be North Korean operatives poisoned the 45-year-old exile in a shopping concourse at Kuala Lumpur international airport.

 

Kim Jong-nam was almost certainly murdered by North Korean agents, according to intelligence officials in South Korea, as suspicions mounted that his assassination at Kuala Lumpur airport was ordered by his estranged half-brother and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

 

LIM Yun Suk (@yunsukCNA) CCTV pictures taken from airport showing one of the two women suspected to have killed Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of Kim Jong-Un. pic.twitter.com/otcjrvjYts February 15, 2017

 

 

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