Kim Jong-nam killing: VX nerve agent ‘found on his face’

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Kim Jong-nam killing: VX nerve agent ‘found on his face’

  • 24 February 2017
  • From the section Asia
Media captionCCTV footage appears to show the moment Kim Jong-nam is attacked

The chemical substance used in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother has been identified as a nerve agent, Malaysian police say.

Kim Jong-nam was poisoned at Kuala Lumpur airport after two women wiped a toxin on his face.

The “VX nerve agent” found on his face is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

Malaysia has not blamed the North Korean state for the death, but says North Koreans were clearly behind it.

Police said swabs were taken from Kim Jong-nam’s eye and face by the chemistry department of Malaysia.

Several North Koreans are wanted in connection with his death.

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