SEOUL, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly survived an assassination attempt in Austria, The Korea Times reported Sunday.
A secret intelligence agency in Austria thwarted the attempt on Kim Jong nam, 33, a source in Seoul said.
The National Intelligence Service in Seoul could not confirm the report but South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Kim was under a death threat from North Korean operatives in Austria last month.
Those close to Kim Jong nam's younger brothers conspired to kill him. He reportedly lost favor with his father in May 2001 when he was deported to China by Japanese authorities after entering Tokyo with a fake visa.