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New images confirm activity at North Korea nuclear test site

Published on Apr 30, 2014 2:14 PM
 

SEOUL (AFP) - New satellite imagery confirms continued activity at North Korea's main nuclear test site that is consistent with preparations for an atomic detonation, analysts said on Wednesday.

Images taken on Tuesday show particular activity near the entrances to the two completed tunnels in the South Portal area of the Punggye-ri test site, the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said.

What appeared to be three black vehicles and a lighter-coloured truck could be seen on the road leading to one of the tunnels.

"All these activities are consistent with the view that a test will occur soon," the Washington-based ISIS said. "However, the timing of a test is difficult to construe from the new activity," it added.

 
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