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Malaysia Detains Third Suspect In Connection With Murder Of North Korean Leader's Half-Brother

He is the boyfriend of the second suspect.

16/02/2017 9:27 PM AEDT | Updated 16/02/2017 9:27 PM AEDT

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Thursday detained a third suspect in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, an officer said.

“He was detained to facilitate investigations as he is the boyfriend of the second suspect,” Selangor state police chief Abu Samah Mat told Reuters.

Eriko Sugita / Reuters
Kim Jong Nam, eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and half-brother to the current leader Kim Jong-un, was killed earlier this week.

He was referring to a woman arrested earlier in the day. She was holding an Indonesian passport. On Wednesday, a female suspect with Vietnamese travel documents was arrested.

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