One suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder suffered effects of VX agent - police chief

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  • Friday, 24 Feb 2017

Kim Jong Nam arrives at Beijing airport in Beijing, China, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 11, 2007. Kyodo/via REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - One of two women suspected of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader with the highly toxic VX nerve agent also suffered its effects, Malaysia's police chief said on Friday.

"She was vomiting," Khalid Abu Bakar said in response to a question about whether the women felt the effects of VX, a banned substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

He declined to elaborate.

Kim Jong Nam died after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13. Police have arrested a Vietnamese woman and an Indonesian woman suspected of smearing the chemical on his face.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latif; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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