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China says body of North Korean returned to North Korea
March 31, 2017 / 7:46 AM / 8 months ago

China says body of North Korean returned to North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - The body of a North Korean citizen killed in Malaysia was returned to North Korea on Friday, China’s Foreign Ministry said, in reference to the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader who was murdered in Kuala Lumpur in February.

“Relevant” North Korean citizens also returned to North Korea, ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a daily news briefing, without giving details.

Kim Jong Nam was the elder half-brother of North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, and had been living in exile with his family in the Chinese territory of Macau for several years.

Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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