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Woman Arrested Over Alleged Assassination Of Kim Jong-Nam: Reports

Malaysian Police have taken a woman from Myanmar into custody.

15/02/2017 8:55 PM AEDT | Updated 15/02/2017 9:49 PM AEDT
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A woman from Myanmar has been arrested as a suspect in relation to the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the older half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, according to reports.

Malaysian police have said they have arrested a female suspect at a Kuala Lumpur airport in connection with the death of Jong-Nam, according to a statement released on Wednesday.

The statement also confirmed that the female suspect was taken into custody while in the possession of a Vietnamese travel document.

No other details were immediately available regarding the ongoing investigation surrounding the incident.

There are also reports of the circulation of CCTV footage that could contain images of the alleged female suspect.

The footage allegedly shows a woman dressed in a white jumper with the acronym "LOL" on the front and pink pants.

The arrest comes after the 45-year-old Jong-Nam is said to have been poisoned by two female spies using a needle at the airport on Monday.

Kim Jong-Nam is the eldest son of the late Kim Jong-il but did not live in North Korea, instead living in exile in Macau until 2011.

It is believed he then went into hiding for fear of his younger brother, Jong-Un, seeing him as a political threat after rising to the leadership of North Korea.

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