One suspect in Kim Jong-nam murder suffered effects of VX agent

KUALA LUMPUR - One of two women suspected of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader with the highly toxic VX nerve agent also suffered its effects, Malaysia's police chief said on Friday.

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"She was vomiting," Khalid Abu Bakar said in response to a question about whether the women felt the effects of VX, classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations.

He declined to elaborate.

Kim Jong Nam died after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Feb. 13.

Police have arrested a Vietnamese woman and an Indonesian woman suspected of smearing the chemical on his face.

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