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FILE - In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita international airport in Narita, northeast of Tokyo. Police in Malaysia say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face. A statement Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from the inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department of Malaysia identified the agent at "VX NERVE AGENT." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
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The Latest: Malaysian atomic agency: Chemicals not our job

FILE - In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita international airport in Narita, northeast of Tokyo. Police in Malaysia say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face. A statement Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from the inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department of Malaysia identified the agent at "VX NERVE AGENT." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia’s investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

An official with Malaysia’s atomic energy board says cleaning up chemical weapons is not its job, after police said they were arranging for the agency to decontaminate the airport where the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was killed in a chemical attack last week.

Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said Friday that police were arranging for the atomic energy agency to decontaminate the airport where Kim Jong Nam was attacked with a toxin authorities have identified as VX nerve agent.

Director-General Hamrah Mohamad Ali of the Atomic Energy Licensing Board told The Associated Press in a text message that his office received a police request for technical assistance, but that VX doesn’t come under his jurisdiction because it’s not radioactive.

Police did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

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