North Korea confirms detention of two US journalists

March 21st, 2009 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Pyongyang, March 21 (Xinhua) North Korea Saturday confirmed that it detained two US journalists for entering the country illegally.
The two US citizens were detained Tuesday when they crossed the border with China.

The official Korean Central News Agency confirmed their detention and said the authorities were “investigating the case”.

Foreign media reports earlier said two female US journalists, who were filming along the China-North Korea border, were detained by the border guards for crossing into North Korea.

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