Killing of Kim Jong Nam organised by North Korean govt ministries: South Korea

The eight N Korean suspects include four officials of the state security ministry and two of the foreign ministry


Reuters February 27, 2017
Kim Jong Nam arrives at Beijing airport in Beijing, China, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 11, 2007. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL: The killing of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was organised by the reclusive state's ministry of state security and foreign ministry, according to South Korean lawmakers briefed by the country's intelligence agency.

The eight North Korean suspects include four officials of the state security ministry and two officials of the foreign ministry, the lawmakers quoted the intelligence agency as saying.

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