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North Korea says tested hydrogen nuclear device
January 6, 2016 / 3:46 AM / in 2 years

North Korea says tested hydrogen nuclear device

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear device on Wednesday morning.

A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The announcement on North Korean state TV followed detection of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake near its known nuclear test site earlier on Wednesday.

The nuclear test is the fourth by the isolated country, which is under U.S. and UN sanctions for its nuclear and missile programs.

Reporting by Tony Munroe; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan

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