Kim Jong-Un's Brother 'Killed By Two Female Spies' In Airport

North Korea is alleged to have been behind the attack

If reports are to believed, Kim Jong-un's older half brother was killed after being sprayed in the face with an unknown liquid by a pair of female spies.

According to the The Telegraph, Kim Jong-nam, 46, the elder half-brother of the North Korean leader, was at an airport in Malaysia when the incident took place.

Earlier reports from South Korea had suggested that he died after being stabbed by a poisoned needle at the hands of two women in the city's airport, but Kuala Lumpur airport staff appear to suggest that no needle was involved.

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"Kim Jong-nam told KLIA staff that his face was feeling extremely painful [sic] because of an unidentified liquid sprayed at him. He was then taken for treatment at KLIA (Kuala Lumpur international airport) Clinic," Abdul Samah Mat, a Malaysian police chief, told The Telegraph.

A photo of Kim Jong-Nam, taken in 2004
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The son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, Jong-nam was in line to succeed his father but fell out of favour when he was caught trying to enter Japan with a fake passport in 2001, saying he wanted to visit Tokyo Disneyland.

Sent into exile, he lived in Macau until Kim Jong-il's death in 2011. From there he went into hiding, out of fear that his half-brother saw him as a threat to his reign, as Jong-nam was an outspoken critic of the new regime.