Kim Jong-Nam's identity confirmed using child's DNA: Malaysia

Malaysia has used a DNA sample from Kim Jong-Nam's child to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of Kim Jong-Un.

Published: 15th March 2017 02:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2017 02:03 PM   |  A+A-

File photo of Late Kim Jong Nam who was assassinated recently.(File | AP)

File photo of Late Kim Jong Nam who was assassinated recently.(File | AP)

By AFP

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has used a DNA sample from Kim Jong-Nam's child to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday.

Investigators "confirmed the identity of the body as Kim Jong-Nam based on the sample obtained from his child", said Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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