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Japan confirms North Korea tremors were due to nuclear weapon test

This is the sixth atomic test by Pyongyang since 2006


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Japan has concluded that the tremors detected in were a nuclear explosion, marking the sixth atomic test by since 2006.
"After examining the data we concluded that it was a nuclear tests," Foreign Minister Taro Kono said at a briefing broadcast by public broadcaster NHK following a meeting of Japan's National Security Council.
Japan's Ministry of Defence said it had dispatched at least three military jets from bases in Japan to test for radiation.

First Published: Sun, September 03 2017. 11:11 IST