Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

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Posted: Mar 10, 2011 11:59 PM
Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

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

The army statement said the "Hataf 2" missile was successfully launched from an undisclosed location on Friday.

It said the surface-to-surface missile has a range of 111 miles (180 kilometers).

It is the second such test by Pakistan in the past month.

Armies routinely test-fire weapons but Pakistan's program is watched closely because it is a nuclear-armed nation that has fought three wars with neighbor India since 1947.