Kim Jeong-nam, the older half brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jeong Eun, was killed today in Malaysia. According to reports, he was attacked by two unidentified females at an airport in the country.
The females, who are believed to be North Korean agents, were wielding poison needles, and fled the scene via a cab after the attack.
While Kim was widely thought to be the next heir to lead North Korea after Kim Jeong Il, but he fell out of favor after being detained while trying to enter Japan with a forged passport back in 2001.
Kim went into hiding in Malaysia after the execution of his uncle, Jang Seong-taek, in December 2013, who was once a powerful man of North Korea.