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Pakistan Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Missile

The Pakistani military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

A military statement said the Hatf III Ghaznavi, with a range of 290 kilometers, was launched on May 10 from an undisclosed location.

The test came at the conclusion of an annual field training exercise of the Army Strategic Forces 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-range missile.

That test occurred after neighboring nuclear-armed rival India conducted its own long-range missile test.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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