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Suspects in killing of Kim Jong-un’s brother wiped toxin on his face: police

Click to play video: 'Officials searching for North Korean suspects who fled after Kim Jong Nam’s alleged assassination'
Officials searching for North Korean suspects who fled after Kim Jong Nam’s alleged assassination
A first look at surveillance video of the attack on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother. Kim Jong Nam was hit with a toxic liquid and died in a Malaysian airport on Monday. Four people have been arrested and Interpol is searching for four others. As Shirlee Engel reports, a sophisticated assassination plot appears to be unraveling – Feb 19, 2017

Malaysia’s police chief says the two female suspects in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half brother at Kuala Lumpur’s airport were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash their hands.

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Wednesday that North Koreans placed the toxin on the hands of the two women, one Indonesian and one Vietnamese. He said the North Korean suspect who gave them the toxin is in custody and Malaysian authorities are seeking seven others, including two Khalid announced Wednesday.

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He said four of the North Korean suspects fled to their home country but three others were believed to still be in Malaysia, including an embassy worker and an employee of state airline Air Koryo.

Khalid referred to the victim, Kim Jong Nam, as Kim Chol, the name on his passport.

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