02/22/2017, 09.13
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Two North Koreans (including a diplomat) wanted for the murder of Kim Jong-nam

Kwang Hyon-song second secretary at the embassy of North Korea in Malaysia; Kim Uk-il is employed by Air Koryo, the North’s State airline. The two women who poisoned Kim Jong-nam knew that the substance was toxic. No sign of the presence of Kim Han-sol, the son of Kim.


Kuala Lumpur (AsiaNews) - The Malaysian police have identified two other North Koreans - one of them is a diplomat - suspected of involvement in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the supreme leader of  Pyongyang.

This morning Khalid Abu Bakar, police chief, said they had asked the embassy of North Korea to question Kwang Hyon-song, second secretary at the embassy, ​​and Kim Uk-il, employee at Air Koryo, the national airline of the Northern State.

Eight North Koreans are involved in the death of Kim Jong-nam, poisoned at the airport in Kuala Lumpur. The police have already detained Ri Jong-chol, 46 ; four others are believed to have fled to North Korea the same day of the murder; three others, including the diplomat, are still in Malaysia.

Police also arrested two women, an 'Indonesian and a Vietnamese. The police chief has ruled that the two women did not think they were only "shooting a movie", as they had upheld to date. The two women were instead fully aware of what they did: they knew that the substance sprayed on Kim was toxic and after the operation washed their hands.

Kalid also said that so far no member of the dead man's familyhave come forward to claim his body. There are rumors that a son of Kim, Kim Han-sol, has arrived in Malaysia, but has not yet presented himself to police.

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