Two among 11 stranded Malaysians leave North Korea: government source

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Posted: Mar 09, 2017 2:01 AM

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two U.N. employees who were among 11 Malaysian nationals stranded in North Korea following a travel ban have left the country, a Malaysian government source said on Thursday.

The two people work for the World Food Programme (WFP).

North Korea on Tuesday barred Malaysians from leaving the country, sparking tit-for-tat action by Malaysia, as tensions escalated over police investigations into the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

(Reporting by Rozanna Latiff)