Second woman arrested in Kim Jong-nam's assassination


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  • Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

Kim Jong-nam and his half-brother North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

KUALA LUMPUR: Another suspected woman assassin has been detained in connection with the killing of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam at KLIA2.

The second arrest was confirmed by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

Jong-nam, 45, was killed by two women who splashed his face with a chemical at the KLIA2 departure hall at about 9am on Monday. He was about to leave for Macau.

The women later got into a taxi and fled.

One of the women was arrested at the airport on Wednesday when she tried to board a flight out.

The woman, 29, was in possession of a Vietnam travel document bearing the name of 'Doan Thi Huong.'

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