08 Jan '12, 2am

S.Korea police investigating rumour of nuclear explosion in N.Korea

S.Korea police investigating rumour of nuclear explosion in N.Korea

This Aug. 7, 2002 file photo, a crane carries a bucket containing concrete to the foundation of a reactor during the first concrete pouring for the Light Water Reactor Project by the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) which is under way at Kumho in North Korea's northeastern coast. -- PHOTO: AP (THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The national police said on Saturday they have launched an investigation into an earlier market rumour about a nuclear explosion in North Korea, trying to determine if speculators had intentionally spread the false report to make profits. The Cyber Terror Response Center at the National Police Agency said the investigation was under way upon request from the Financial Supervisory Service, the nation's financial watchdog. The rumor spread on Friday that a light-water reactor had exploded in North Korea and was leaking radioa...

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