NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors peeled back their exposure to stocks and bought bonds during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday, as saber-rattling between the United States and North Korea appeared to shake investor sentiment.

Stock funds in the United States posted $2.8 billion in withdrawals during the latest week, marking the largest outflows in five weeks, according to the research service.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Dan Grebler)