Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

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Posted: Apr 25, 2012 1:09 AM
Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile on Wednesday, the military said, less than a week after rival India tested a missile capable of delivering nuclear warheads as far as Beijing and Eastern Europe.

Pakistan's Shaheen-1A is an intermediate range ballistic missile, capable of reaching targets in India. Military officials declined to specify the range of the missile.

The missile's impact point was in the Indian Ocean.

India and Pakistan have fought three full-scale wars since they were carved out of British India in 1947. They conduct missile tests regularly and inform each other in advance.

(Reporting by Sheree Sardar and Qasim Nauman; Editing by Rebecca Conway and Robert Birsel)