We've seen at least one similar rumor emanating from a modern battlefield in the past.
The new report emerged on July 7, 2017, when Jenan Moussa, a “roving reporter Arabic Al Aan TV,” an Arabic-language satellite television network with its headquarters in the United Arab Emirates, wrote on Twitter that members of the U.
India and Pakistan are estimated to have around 120 nuclear missiles, and Israel is suspected of having around 80.
Its military said it has strengthened its monitoring and readiness while considering a variety of possible responses in collaboration with the US.
The country, which carries out its nuclear and missile programmes in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions and sanctions, said in an announcement on state television that a hydrogen bomb test ordered by leader Kim Jong Un was a "perfect success" and a "meaningful" step in completing the country's nuclear weapons programmes.
Hours before the latest test, North Korean state media published photographs of leader Kim Jong-un inspecting a peanut-shaped device that it said was a hydrogen bomb designed to be loaded on a new ICBM.
The elongated shape of the device shows a marked difference from pictures of the ball-shaped device North Korea released in March last year, and appears to indicate the appearance of a two-stage thermonuclear weapon, experts said.
The announcement came a few hours after international seismic agencies detected a manmade earthquake in the secretive state, which Japanese and South Korean officials said was around 10 times more powerful than the tremor picked up after its last nuclear weapon test a year ago.