North Korea Says It Conducted Fifth Nuclear Test

September 9, 2016 7:20 AM

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North Korea Says It Conducted Fifth Nuclear Test

North Korea conducted its second nuclear test in eight months on Friday, raising concerns that Pyongyang has moved a step closer to its goal of a nuclear-armed missile that could one day strike the U.S. mainland.

State TV said the atomic detonation — the fifth carried out by Kim Jong Un's isolated regime — "put on a higher level [the North's] technology of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets."

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