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US citizen detained in North Korea bringing total to three Americans

Updated: Monday, June 23 2014, 09:19 AM CDT
Today, North Korea announced it has detained another US citizen who entered the country as a tourist in April.

North Korea is accusing Jeffery Fowle of violating the law by acting "Contrary to the purpose of tourism."
   
A Japanese news agency says Fowle was detained in mid-May after allegedly leaving a Bible in a hotel where he had been staying.
   
The US State Department says it is aware of reports that another citizen was detained but would not give any other details on the matter.
   
The news brings the number of Americans believed to be held in the communist nation to three.

US citizen detained in North Korea bringing total to three Americans


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