Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, was reportedly killed in a chemical-spray attack at Kuala Lumpur’s international airport Monday, a senior Malaysian government official confirmed to the AP. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity, stating the diplomatic sensitivity of the matter. The elder Kim brother, who had reportedly been living in Macau, died en route to a hospital after he was allegedly targeted in a shopping concourse. South Korean cable news outlets reported Tuesday that two women believed to be fugitive operatives from the Hermit Kingdom are said to have carried out the attack and fled the scene in a taxi. Officials in Malaysia have also confirmed the identity of the man killed at the airport as Kim Jong Nam.
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