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NKorea says it will soon indict an American it accuses of hostile acts against the country

North Korean soldiers tour the park surrounding Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the mausoleum where the bodies of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il lie embalmed, in Pyongyang on Thursday, April 25, 2013. North Korea on Thursday marked the 81st anniversary of the founding of its military, which began as an anti-Japanese militia and now has an estimated 1.2-million troops. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
April 26, 2013 - 8:15 PM

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea says it will soon indict an American detained for alleged hostile acts against the country.

A report from the official Korean Central News Agency on Saturday didn't say when Kenneth Bae's trial will occur.

Bae's indictment comes amid high tension between Pyongyang and Washington, with North Korea intensifying its war rhetoric against the United States and South Korea.

Bae is the sixth American detained in North Korea since 2009. U.S. citizens detained in North Korea often have been released following visits by high-profile Americans, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

A North Korean official earlier told The Associated Press that Bae will likely get a harsh punishment — possibly the death penalty — for an alleged attempt to overthrow Pyongyang's government.

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