Malaysia police chief confirms man killed at airport was Kim Jong Nam


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Kim Jong Nam arrives at Beijing airport in Beijing, China, in this photo taken by Kyodo February 11, 2007. Kyodo/via REUTERS

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's police chief confirmed on Friday that the man murdered at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last month was Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

It was the first time the police had officially confirmed the identity of the man who was carrying a passport under the name of Kim Chol.

Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar did not give details on how the body was identified.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff; Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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