Malaysia Police detains woman for assassination of North Korean leader's half brother

| Updated: Feb 15, 2017 21:33 IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], Feb 15 (ANI): Malaysian police have detained a women suspect at Kuala Lumpur airport in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam. Malaysia's state news agency, Bernama said that the women suspect has been taken into custody. The arrest came after a taxi driver, who reportedly drove two women suspected of poisoning Kim Jong-nam, was detained at the airport. South Korean news agency Yonhap News quoted a government source, as saying that Jong-nam was assassinated at the airport on Monday. According to Cable TV broadcaster TV Chosun, two unidentified females attacked Jong-nam with poisoned needles and fled from the scene of assassination. North Korea's role is being suspected in this killing. He was the eldest son of Kim Jong-il, former leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (ANI)