HKL completes autopsy on assassinated North Korean

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  • Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

A North Korea official speaks with police at the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong-nam's body is held for autopsy in Kuala Lumpur - Reuters.

KUALA LUMPUR: The autopsy on the North Korean believed to be Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) on Monday, has been completed, says Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Ali.

ACP Abdul Aziz, who left the Hospital Kuala Lumpur mortuary at around 7.50pm Wednesday, confirmed that the post-mortem had been done.

However, he did not reveal when or by whom the body would be claimed.

Four cars belonging to the North Korean embassy left the mortuary compound by 8pm.

The vehicles were briefly obstructed by local and foreign journalists rushing to take photographs of the occupants.

Kim Jong-nam is believed to have been attacked by two women with liquid poison just before his flight to Macau at KLIA2 on Monday.

The 45-year-old was killed by two female suspects who splashed his face with a chemical at the airport departure hall at about 9am.

The women later got into a taxi and fled.

Earlier Wednesday, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said police arrested one of the women when she returned to KLIA2 to catch a flight to Vietnam on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old was carrying a Vietnamese passport with the name Doan Thi Huong.

"The suspect was positively identified based on CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest.

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