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N. Korea says it carried out 5th nuke test

All Headlines 13:54 September 09, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Yonhap) -- North Korea on Friday said it "successfully" conducted a nuclear warhead explosion test, confirming that it carried out its fifth nuke test.

The North's Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station said the country carried out a nuclear explosion test to check the capacity of a nuclear warhead.

"We will continue to strengthen our capacity to bolster nuclear force," the media outlet said.

The test was conducted on the 68th anniversary of the establishment of the North's regime.

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