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Malaysia to sweep Kuala Lumpur airport for radioactive material

Staff Writer |
Malaysian authorities will sweep the international airport and other locations for radioactive material, the police chief said.

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This is following the murder of Kim Jong Nam in which VX nerve agent, a highly toxic chemical, was used.

"...sweep all locations that we knew the suspects went to. We will get the experts from the atomic energy department to go to the location and sweep it to see if radioactive is still there," police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said.

It was the first time police had mentioned "radioactive material" and he did not elaborate on what could "still" be there.

Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, died after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13.


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