Footage of attack posted online

An image from CCTV camera footage showing Mr Kim (centre) checking flight schedules at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13. A woman in white is seen behind Mr Kim, throwing something over his head and locking her arms around him briefly. M
An image from CCTV camera footage showing Mr Kim (centre) checking flight schedules at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13.
An image from CCTV camera footage showing Mr Kim (centre) checking flight schedules at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13. A woman in white is seen behind Mr Kim, throwing something over his head and locking her arms around him briefly. M
A woman in white is seen behind Mr Kim, throwing something over his head and locking her arms around him briefly.
An image from CCTV camera footage showing Mr Kim (centre) checking flight schedules at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13. A woman in white is seen behind Mr Kim, throwing something over his head and locking her arms around him briefly. M
Mr Kim is then seen asking for help while gesturing to his eyes, before entering a clinic. He died on the way to hospital.

KUALA LUMPUR • Footage from airport cameras purportedly showing the assault on Mr Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has been posted on several websites.

The grainy closed-circuit TV camera images show Mr Kim - wearing a light-coloured jacket and trousers, and with a backpack on one shoulder - walking into the airport lobby of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2.

After looking at flight schedules, he heads to a self check-in counter in the departure hall.

A woman is seen approaching him from behind on the left and another - with shoulder-length hair and in a white blouse, resembling the suspect identified as Doan Thi Huong - walks rapidly up behind him from his right, before what appears to be a scuffle takes place.

In footage taken from another angle, the woman wearing the white blouse appears to lunge from behind and throw something over Mr Kim's head, locking her arms around him briefly.

As she quickly walks away, the second woman also moves off rapidly in another direction, although it is unclear what role she had in the assault.

Later footage shows the portly, balding middle-aged man stumbling, wiping his face and seeking help from people while gesturing to his eyes, before being escorted to a clinic. Just as he enters the clinic, his steps appear unsteady, and as he goes inside, medical personnel appear to move urgently.

Mr Kim died on the way to the hospital on Feb 13.

REUTERS

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2017, with the headline 'Footage of attack posted online'. Print Edition | Subscribe