An international manhunt is under way for four North Koreans who fled Malaysia as Kim Jong-Nam was being killed. The men, aged between 33 and 57, flew out of the country on Monday - the day Mr Kim was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Mr Kim, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, was sprayed with an unidentified chemical. Four people have already been arrested in connection with the 45-year-old’s murder. Details of the new suspects emerged at a news conference with police chief Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim - but he would not reveal where the men flew.
We believe the North Korean regime is behind this incident considering five suspects are North Koreans.
Seoul’s unification ministry spokesman
Another three North Koreans are being sought to assist police with their enquiries. South Korea and the US have said Mr Kim was assassinated by North Korean agents. Two women are believed to have carried out the attack. Two female suspects, one from Indonesia and the other carrying Vietnamese travel documents, were detained earlier this week, along with the Malaysian boyfriend of one of the suspects. Officers also arrested a North Korean man on Friday - 46-year-old IT worker Ri Jong Hol.