North Korea confirms it has conducted fifth nuclear test

North Korea announced on Friday it had conducted its fifth nuclear test, hours after seismic monitors detected a blast near the secretive country`s nuclear test site.

Reuters| Updated: Sep 09, 2016, 11:09 AM IST
North Korea confirms it has conducted fifth nuclear test

Seoul: North Korea announced on Friday it had conducted its fifth nuclear test, hours after seismic monitors detected a blast near the secretive country`s nuclear test site.

North Korea`s state TV said the North was now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets. It said no leakage of nuclear material had occurred in the test and that there was no environmental impact.