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Pakistan Missile Test: Government Says It Test-Fires Rocket With Nuclear Capability

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This image released by Interservices Public Relations department shows test launching of Pakistan-made Ghaznavi missile at undisclosed location in Pakistan Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Interservices Public Relations department)
This image released by Interservices Public Relations department shows test launching of Pakistan-made Ghaznavi missile at undisclosed location in Pakistan Thursday, May 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Interservices Public Relations department)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- 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 290 kilometers (180 miles) was launched Thursday 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.

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – 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 290 kilometers (180 miles) was launched Thursday 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.

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