US officials say North Korean nuclear test could happen as early as Tuesday night

Tue Apr 24, 6:04 EDT: North Korea could carry out an underground test of a nuclear weapon as early as tonight as the North's reclusive leadership dramatically tries to up the stakes with the U.S. and the West, U.S. officials told +NBC News .

U.S. officials say North Korea may already have an arsenal between 12 and a "few dozen" far more advanced weapons, many more than generally believed.The officials couldn't be specific on a date for the test, but they told NBC News they were "100 percent" certain there would be a nuclear test within the next two weeks or "at any time."

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