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Malaysia: Airport safe after attack

The Associated Press

Hazmat crews investigate kiosk machines at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, on Sunday.

Reuters KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) — Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a “safe zone” after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was assaulted with a deadly chemical.

Kim Jong Nam died on Feb. 13 after being smothered at the airport’s budget terminal with VX nerve agent, classified by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.

The police forensic team, fire department and Atomic Energy Licensing Board swept the budget terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2) at 1 a.m. on Sunday.

“We confirm, No. 1, there is no hazardous material found in KLIA2, No. 2, KLIA2 is free from any form of contamination of hazardous material and thirdly, KLIA2 is declared a safe zone,” Abdul Samat Mat, the police chief of Selangor State who is leading the investigation, told reporters at the airport. Speech

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