Jong-nam’s assassins possibly already dead

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Seoul – The two women spotted as having killed Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un, may have died, according to Japan‘s Kyodo News.

“There have been reports that (the two suspects) may already be dead,” the news outlet said, citing a ranking official of the Japanese government.

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The official, however, did not specify the cause of their assumed death, be it homicide or suicide.

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Practices of North Korean special agents attempting suicide after their mission have been observed in the past.

An example was Kim Hyun-hee, the convicted bomber of a South Korean airplane back in 1987 under the direction of the North Korea regime.

After carrying out the act, which led to the deaths of 115 passengers, Jong-nam tried to commit suicide but failed.

The 46-year-old Jong-nam died Monday at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Malaysia, after being attacked by two unidentified women.

The duo was presumed to be North Korean undercover agents out on a mission to eliminate the state chief’s estranged sibling.

-AP

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