Two female assassins brandishing poison needles killed the half-brother of North Korean despot Kim Jong Un inside a Malaysian airport, according to a stunning new report.
Kim Jong Nam was walking through the airport in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur on Monday morning, when the two women made a beeline for him, plunging the “poison needles” into his body, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.
The portly 45-year-old, who was the oldest son of former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, died en-route to a local hospital, Reuters said.
The women, thought to be North Korean operatives, quickly fled the scene and were still on the lam, according to The Telegraph.
Malaysian investigators were searching for a motive in the attack, which seems ripped from a Hollywood thriller.
Jong-nam was going to be anointed the heir apparent to Kim Jong Il until his arrest in 2001, when authorities caught him with a fake Dominican Republic passport in Tokyo’s Narita Airport. He told police that he and his family were on their way to Disneyland.
After the embarrassing bust, Jong Nam became a pariah in the eyes of his powerful father and lived in exile in Macau.
When his dad died of natural causes in 2011, he went deeper into hiding because he feared that Kim Jong Un would see him as a threat to the nutty narcissist’s own leadership of North Korea.
Rumors have swirled for years that Kim Jong Un wanted to have his half-brother killed.
In 2011, North Korean spies tried to assassinate Kim Jong-nam in Macau, a source told the Daily Mail.
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