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Malaysia hunting for more N. Korean suspects in Kim's death

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, left, speaks as Selangor Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat listens during a press conference at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when he announces a North Korean Embassy official is among North Korean suspects in the fatal poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur's airport. Malaysia said Sunday, March 19, it is hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing. Khalid said the new suspects are in addition to the seven North Koreans already being sought in last month’s poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Alexandra Radu, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, left, speaks as Selangor Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat listens during a press conference at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia when he announces a North Korean Embassy official is among North Korean suspects in the fatal poisoning of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un at Kuala Lumpur's airport. Malaysia said Sunday, March 19, it is hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing. Khalid said the new suspects are in addition to the seven North Koreans already being sought in last month’s poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam. (AP Photo/Alexandra Radu, File)  (The Associated Press)

Malaysia says it is hunting for more North Korean suspects over the killing of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said Sunday that the new suspects are in addition to the seven North Koreans already being sought in last month's poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport.

Khalid said the new suspects include an "important person," be he didn't give further details.

Four of the seven initial North Korean suspects left Malaysia on Feb. 13, the day Kim was killed. Police have obtained an Interpol red alert notice for the four men, believed to be back in Pyongyang. Police said the other three men are believed to be hiding in the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur.