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8 key facts about Kim Jong-un’s half-brother’s murder

15th Feb 17 8:40 am

Here’s what’s happened…

South Korea have confirmed that Kim Jong-nam, half-brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been killed in Malaysia, here are the key facts you need to know:

1. Kim Jong-nam was killed in the airport of Kuala Lumpur on Monday, it was an apparent poison attack.

2. Kim was travelling under an assumed identity, police issued a statement quoting the victims travel documents. This identified him as “Kim Chol”, born on 10 June 1970. Kim Jong-nam is believed to have been born on 10 May 1971.

3. How the attack unfolded is still unclear, both officials and witnesses have said he was attacked with a chemical or a hand cloth which was placed over his face. Earlier reports spoke of a “spray” being used or a needle.

4. He died on the way to the hospital.

5. North Korea has not yet commented on the death but Malaysian embassy officials have been visiting the hospital in Kuala Lumper where the body was taken to.

6. Unnamed US government sources have said they believe Kim was poisoned by North Korean agents.

7. Current acting President for South Korea, Hwang Kyo-ahn said if North Korea was found responsible, it would show its “brutality and inhumane nature”.

8. Police are currently studying security footage from the airport, images which have been circulating the media focus on two women seen alongside Kim. They were later seen leaving in a taxi.

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