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NK Device May Have Been Another A-Bomb

Following North Korea’s fourth nuclear test since 2006, some officials said Wednesday they were skeptical about the country’s declaration that it was a hydrogen bomb that was detonated. The Washington Post reported that nuclear experts say the explosion did not look like that from a hydrogen bomb. South Korean legislators said the explosion had a yield of about 6 kilotons, nearly the same size as their northern neighbor’s 2013 atomic test. North Korea expert Andrei Lankov told reporters, “I believe it did not have the ‘signature’ of a hydrogen bomb.” Lankov said he had “absolutely no doubt” the blast was an atomic test.