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Pakistan Test Launches Nuclear-Capable Missile


Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range nuclear-capable missile.

Officials say the (Abdali) surface-to-surface ballistic missile, with a range of 200 kilometers, was launched Saturday from an undisclosed location inside Pakistan. It is the country's second missile test this month.

The launch comes one day after Pakistan's rival, India, test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a ship off its east coast in the Bay of Bengal.

Pakistan and India often conduct such tests to demonstrate their defensive readiness. The two rivals normally give each other notice for long-range missile launches.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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