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May 14, 2012

Pakistan says it test-fires short-range missile

Pakistan’s military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

A military statement says the Hatf III Ghaznavi with a range of 180 miles was launched May 10 at the conclusion of the annual field training exercise of Army Strategic Force Command.

It is the second such test by Pakistan in the past two weeks. On April 25, Pakistan launched what it said was an intermediate-ranged missile after its archenemy India conducted its own missile test.

The country routinely test-fires what it claims are indigenously developed missiles.

The world community closely watches Pakistan’s weapons program as it has fought three wars with its nuclear-armed neighbor, India, since 1947. AP




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