Malaysian Police Say Kim Jong-nam Killed by VX Nerve Agent
Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, was killed by a deadly nerve agent, according to Malaysian authorities. They say VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim at the Kuala Lumpur airport.
Police say two women had the chemical on their hands, approached Kim at the airport and rubbed it into his face.
The U.N. identifies VX nerve agent as a weapon of mass destruction. It was listed as a banned chemical under the Chemical Weapons Convention. The BBC reports just one drop of VX nerve agent is enough to kill and it isn't something you can just create at home, the BBC says this suggests the involvement of a nation state...North Korea, who denies any involvement.
The women involved in the attack washed their hands right after the attack, which could explain why they didn't get hurt as well, but Malaysian officials say one of the women allegedly vomited after the incident.