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Burmese woman detained in probe into death of N. Korea leader’s half-brother

Kim Jong-nam arrives at Beijing airport in this photo taken by Kyodo on 11 February 2007. (Photo: Kyodo via Reuters)

Malaysian authorities have detained a woman from Burma in connection with the investigation into the death of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Malaysian state news agency Bernama reported on Wednesday.

The woman was detained in the low-cost terminal of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bernama reported, citing a deputy inspector general of police.

No other details were immediately available.

Malaysian police were not immediately available for comment.

South Korea’s spy agency suspects two female North Korean agents assassinated the estranged half-brother of the North Korean leader on Tuesday, South Korean lawmakers in Seoul said earlier.