Kim Jong-un’s half-brother dies after ‘attack’ at airport in Malaysia

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Apolice manhunt was underway in Malaysia on Tuesday night after the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was assassinated at an airport having apparently been attacked with a chemical spray.

Unnamed South Korean government officials had earlier stated that two female North Korean agents stabbed Kim Jong-nam with a “poisoned needle”. According to the reports, the attackers then fled the airport by taxi and remain at large.

Mr Kim, who had frequently spoken out against his brother’s dictatorship, said he was in “extreme pain” having been sprayed in the face with an unidentified liquid as he waited to board a flight in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian police said.