The police in Malaysia say they are on the trail of four North Korean suspects who have reportedly fled the country in connection to the death of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, who died after he was attacked with a chemical substance by the two suspected female agents.
Police say the four suspects fled the country on the day Kim Jong-nam was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison administered by two female suspects.
“We believe the North Korean regime is behind this incident, considering five suspects are North Koreans,” Jeong Joon-hee, spokesman at South Korea’s Unification Ministry that handles inter-Korea affairs, told a briefing on Sunday.
Earlier on, North Korean envoy, Kang Chol, North Korea said it would “categorically reject” Malaysia’s autopsy report on the death of Kim Jong-nam who was killed at the airport in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur on his way to the Chinese territory of Macau, where he had been living, after he was given protection by China.
Thus far, three suspects; two female, one an Indonesian and the other carrying Vietnamese travel documents, and a North Korean man identified as Ri Jong Chol, born on May 6, 1970 have already been arrested.
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