Three ar­rested fol­low­ing Kim Jong Nam’s death

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

Malaysian au­thor­i­ties an­nounced two more ar­rests Thurs­day in the death of the North Korean leader’s half brother, whose ap­par­ent as­sas­si­na­tion this week un­leashed a wave of spec­u­la­tion and in­trigue: a pair of fe­male as­sailants, a broad-day­light killing and a dic­ta­tor-sib­ling out for blood.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors were still piec­ing to­gether de­tails of the case, in­clud­ing the wide­spread as­sump­tion that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dis­patched a hit squad to kill his es­tranged half brother, Kim Jong Nam. Known for his love of gam­bling and casi­nos, Kim Jong Nam had lived abroad for years, aware he was a hunted man.

Three sus­pects — two women and a man — were ar­rested sep­a­rately Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. The women were iden­ti­fied us­ing sur­veil­lance videos from Kuala Lumpur In­ter­na­tional Air­port, where Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 or 46, sud­denly fell ill Mon­day morn­ing.

Malaysian of­fi­cials said he died on the way to a hospi­tal after telling med­i­cal work­ers at the air­port that he had been sprayed with a chem­i­cal.

Mul­ti­ple South Korean me­dia re­ports, cit­ing uniden­ti­fied sources, said two women be­lieved to be North Korean agents killed him with some kind of poi­son be­fore flee­ing in a taxi.

One of the fe­male sus­pects had Viet­namese travel doc­u­ments and was picked up Wed­nes­day at the bud­get ter­mi­nal of the air­port, the same place where the at­tack took place.

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