Tamil Diplomat

North Korea conducts ‘fifth and biggest nuclear test’

North Korea is believed to have carried out its fifth and largest ever test of a nuclear device, South Korean military officials say.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye called it an act of “self-destruction” which showed the “maniacal recklessness” of leader Kim Jong-un.

It was detected as a 5.3 magnitude quake close to the nuclear test site. The North has not commented, but analysts fear this could be a sign of the rogue state’s nuclear progress.