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South Korea's defence minister has confirmed that traces of an explosive have been found in the wreckage of a warship that sank near North Korea.
Kim Tae-young said that RDX - used to make torpedoes - was detected by investigators.
But he said it was too early to draw conclusions about what sank the ship.
The Cheonan went down on 26 March near the disputed inter-Korean maritime border. Many South Koreans believe North Korea was to blame.
"It is true that RDX, a chemical substance used in making torpedoes, has been detected," Mr Kim told reporters.
"The possibility of a torpe