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N. Korea says it has detained a U.S. citizen

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea says it has detained an American citizen who has confessed to unspecified crimes.

North Korean state media said Friday in a short dispatch that someone named Bae Jun Ho entered the North on Nov. 3 as a tourist but was detained because of crimes.

The North says the crimes were "proven through evidence" but didn't elaborate.

Pyongyang has detained several Americans in recent years. Some have been accused of religious proselytizing. Two journalists were also detained after crossing into the North from China while on a reporting trip but were later released.

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