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Malaysia arrests third suspect in connection with murder of Kim Jong Nam
February 16, 2017 / 9:40 AM / 8 months ago

Malaysia arrests third suspect in connection with murder of Kim Jong Nam

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.

A North Korea official arrives at the morgue at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital where Kim Jong Nam's body is held for autopsy in Malaysia February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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

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.

Reporting by Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Robert Birsel

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