Pakistan test-fires new nuclear-capable missile

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Posted: Apr 19, 2011 1:51 AM
Pakistan test-fires new nuclear-capable missile

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

A military statement says the "Hatf 9" missile was successfully launched from an undisclosed location on Tuesday.

It says the missile has a range of 60 kilometers (35 miles) and can carry nuclear warheads with high accuracy.

Pakistan routinely test-fires what it claims are indigenously developed short and long-range missiles capable of carrying the country's nuclear weapons.

The international community closely watches Pakistan's weapons program because the nation has fought three wars with its nuclear-armed neighbor, India, since 1947.