(Hong Kong,Feb 16, 2017):A woman has been arrested in connection with the death of Kim Jong Un's half brother, Malaysian police said.She was detained Wednesday at Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur International Airport carrying a Vietnamese travel document.
Earlier, South Korea's intelligence committee said two Asian women were suspected of killing Kim Jong Nam, who died soon after being attacked Monday at the same airport.
Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy on his body.
Kim is believed to have been poisoned, South Korea's National Assembly Intelligence Committee Chairman Lee Cheol Woo told a press briefing Wednesday.Lee did not say how Kim was poisoned or how South Korea obtained the information. Kim's death has not been publicized in North Korea and is unlikely to be, given political sensitivities, according to CNN's Will Ripley, who is in Pyongyang.
Kim was boarding a flight to the island of Macau, a Chinese territory, to visit his family when he was attacked, Lee said.
He was spotted dining at one of Macau's ritzy hotels a little more than a week ago, a restaurant employee said.
Reports about Kim Jong Nam's death inundate South Korean TV screens Wednesday in Seoul.
Kim went to a counter at the Kuala Lumpur airport asking for help, the Royal Malaysia Police said.A Malaysian official told CNN that he was then taken to an airport clinic, which decided to send him to the hospital. He died en route."The deceased ... felt like someone grabbed or held his face from behind," Selangor State Criminal Investigations Department Chief Fadzil Ahmat told Reuters.
South Korea's Unification Ministry said Wednesday it was working with Malaysian authorities, while the acting leader discussed the death at a National Security Council meeting