Two suspected female assassins arrested in relation to Kim Jong-nam's murder

Two suspected female assassins have been arrested by the Malaysian Police in connection with the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam at the Kuala Lumpur airport.

The second arrest was confirmed by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, reports The Star.

Jong-nam, 45, was killed by two women who splashed his face with a chemical at the KLIA2 departure hall at about 9am on Monday.

He was about to leave for Macau.

The women later got into a taxi and fled.

One of the women was arrested at the airport on Wednesday when she tried to board a flight out.

The woman, 29, was in possession of a Vietnam travel document bearing the name of 'Doan Thi Huong.'