North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site Spent the Weekend Hosting Volleyball

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North Korea’s military has been spotted playing a game of volleyball at the main Punggye-ri nuclear test site.

Satellite images were captured on Sunday, a day after the communist state’s Day Of The Sun celebrations.

Punggye-ri was expected to be the site of a sixth nuclear test over the weekend.

Joseph Bermudez, an analyst for 38 North, which noticed the pictures, said multiple games were going on at the facility.

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“While strongly suggestive of the completion of preparations for a sixth nuclear test, the imagery alone does not provide any definitive evidence of the installation of a nuclear device or indication of the specific timing for such an event,” Bermudez reported to Mashable.

Trump diverted the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the region, sending the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan in after it.

State media claimed its military could ‘immediately wipe out the US mainland’ and reduce its enemies ‘to ashes’.