Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable missile

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Posted: Oct 28, 2011 4:34 AM
Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable missile

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

An army statement says the missile was fired on Friday.

It says the missile, named Hatf-7, has been developed in Pakistan and has a range of 440 miles (700 kilometers).

Pakistan routinely tests such missiles which are mainly designed to match those of nuclear-armed neighboring archrival India.

The two countries have fought three wars since gaining independence from Britain in 1947.