Report: N. Korea is building barbed-wire fence near nuke site

October 14, 2007 08:12


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North Korea has started building a fence around the site of its first-ever nuclear test, as US and South Korean authorities speculated the move may be to monitor its effects and restoring the area, a news report said Sunday. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoted an unidentified South Korean official as saying that the South has received intelligence that work is under way to erect a barbed wire fence near the nuclear site at Punggyeri in the northeastern county of Kilju where the North conducted the nuclear test detonation a year ago. The North was also boosting the number of personnel at the site, Yonhap said.

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