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Malaysian police arrests woman with Vietnam passport for N.Korea killing

Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar Of Malaysia Said That The Arrested Woman Had A Vietnamese Passport In The Name Of Doan Thi Huong. The Suspect Had Been Identified From The CCTV Footage At The Airport.

PTI | Updated on: 15 Feb 2017, 05:24:21 PM
Kim Jong-Nam (File photo)

Kuala Lumpur:

A woman carrying a Vietnamese passport was arrested on Wednesday regarding the assassination of a half-brother of North Korea's leader, Malaysia's police chief said.

Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar said in a statement she was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The victim, killed on Monday at the airport, has been identified by rival South Korea as Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean supremo Kim Jong-Un.

Khalid said the arrested woman had a Vietnamese passport in the name of Doan Thi Huong born on May 31, 1988. The suspect was "positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the the time of arrest," Khalid added.

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First Published : 15 Feb 2017, 05:07:00 PM