North Korea probably conducted nuclear explosion - U.S. intelligence

WASHINGTON Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:11pm IST

Activists from anti-North Korea civic group chant slogans during a rally against North Korea's nuclear test near the U.S. embassy in central Seoul February 12, 2013.REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Activists from anti-North Korea civic group chant slogans during a rally against North Korea's nuclear test near the U.S. embassy in central Seoul February 12, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies have found that North Korea probably conducted an underground nuclear explosion with a yield of "approximately several kilotons," the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria and Susan Heavey; Editing by Jackie Frank)

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