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Malaysia police arrest woman believed linked to death of Kim Jong Nam

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A woman carrying a Vietnamese passport was arrested on Wednesday at Malaysia’s international airport for suspected involvement in the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother, Malaysian police said.

The 28-year-old suspect, named as Doan Thi Huong, was “positively identified from the CCTV footage at the airport and was alone at the time of arrest,” which occurred Wednesday morning, a police statement said.

Kim Jong Nam -half-brother of the DRPK leader-eldest son of late leader Kim Jong Il

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News program about the death of Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of the DRPK leader and the eldest son of late leader Kim Jong Il, is seen on TV at the Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, February 14, 2017. The half-brother of top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia, South Korean cable news channel TV Chosun reported on Tuesday citing multiple government sources. (Credit Image: © Yao Qilin/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)

Kim Jong Nam was apparently killed by poisoning on Tuesday at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Police said they were still searching for another female accomplice, as well as “several more suspects” thought to be involved in the killing, The Star Online reported.

-dpa