2nd Woman Held Over Kim Jong-nam Killing

  • By O Youn-hee

    February 17, 2017 09:38

    Police in Malaysia arrested another woman on Thursday on suspicion of killing Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

    The woman, traveling on an Indonesian passport in the name of Siti Aisyah, was identified from CCTV footage at Kuala Lumpur International Airport shortly after Monday's assassination.

    The passport gives her year of birth as 1992. Police were acting on a tipoff from her Malaysian boyfriend. Her arrest follows the capture on Wednesday of a Vietnamese woman also identified from CCTV footage.

    A woman (in red circle) suspected of assassinating Kim Jong-nam gets into a car at a police station in Malaysia on Thursday in this screen grab from Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

    But police are still hunting four men identified as Korean by the first suspect, who fled the murder scene and are suspected of orchestrating the hit.

    "Police are looking for a few others, all foreigners," Deputy Inspector-General Noor Rashid Ibrahim told reporters but did not give details.

    Local press described the two women, who are suspected of spraying Kim in the face with a fast-acting poison, as "hired assassins."

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