North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half brother has been assassinated in Malaysia, South Korean media reported.
According to media reports, Kim Jong-nam was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport by two women with “poisoned needles”.
The women are believed to be North Korean spies and they escaped in a taxi, TV Chosun reported.
Malaysian Police officer quoted by Reuters said that an unidentified Korean man was died near the airport and the man’s identity was yet to be confirmed.
Kim Jong-nam, eldest son of Kim Jong-il, went into hiding in Malaysia after the execution in December 2013 of his uncle, Jang Song-thaek.
He had spoken out publicly against his family’s dynastic control in the North Korea.
In 2011, he had survived an assassination attempt in Macao.
More details are awaited.