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Pakistan Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile


The Pakistani military says it successfully test-fired a nuclear capable ballistic missile Monday.

A military statement said the surface-to-surface Ghaznavi missile of the Hatf series has a range of 290 kilometers. It said the test-firing was a part of a planned series of tests designed to further refine Pakistan's missile systems.

The military said it had notified the neighboring countries about the test - a practice that Pakistan's arch-rival, India, also observes.

Those two nuclear-powered South Asian countries routinely test their ballistic missile systems.

(Some information for this report provided by AFP, AP, and Reuters.)
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