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A man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, walks out of a police van before boarding an airplane heading to Beijing at Narita International Airport, northeast of Tokyo, in this May 4, 2001 photo. Akihiro Ito has seen that face before. The heavyset stranger in Beijing's international airport bore a striking resemblance to Kim Jong Nam, a son of reclusive North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. So Ito and four other Japanese journalists walked up and handed him their name cards - triggering a bizarre and well-publicized exchange of e-mails with a man claiming to have the most intimate of views into the secretive communist state. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, FILE)

Kim Jong-un's half-brother was reportedly poisoned to death in Malaysia


Police say the woman accused of killing Kim Jong Un's half-brother was tricked

WATCH | Two women reportedly used "poison needles" to kill Kim Jong-un's half-brother in Malaysia.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother was killed in Malaysia with "poison needles" Monday night, according to South Korean media outlets.

The reports, which haven't been verified, said Kim's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport Monday night by two women who then fled the scene. Yonhap News reports that the women are "North Korean spies."

Kim Jong Nam died on the way to the hospital, according to an unidentified government source.

State-run news agency KBS reported that the female suspects escaped "in a taxi."

Kim Jong Nam was the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, the previous leader of North Korea. Kim Jong Nam was thought to be his successor, but those plans dissipated when Kim Jong Nam was caught in Japan on a fake passport trying to go to Tokyo Disney. This was in the early 2000s.

His younger half-brother, Kim Jong-un, was declared Kim Jong Il's successor when he died in 2011.

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