North Korea detains and 'investigates' US tourist

A North Korean soldier aims his rifle at a Chinese tourist boat as he and other soldiers stand guard on the banks of Yalu River. Credit: Reuters

North Korean authorities have said that they are investigating an American who entered the country as a tourist on the 29th April for violating the country's laws, Reuters has reported.

The US citizen had "conducted activities inappropriate for the purpose of his visit on tourism", the North's official KCNA news agency said. It gave no other details.