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Kim Jong-un’s half brother assassinated in Malaysia

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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.