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Pakistan test fires nuke-capable missiles

Feb. 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Pakistan has successfully test fired short-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, government officials said Monday.

Two missiles were launched in succession from a tube launcher, the official government news agency the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The surface-to-surface Harf IX missiles have a range of about 37 miles and are capable of "high accuracy" against "all known" anti-missile systems, officials said.

The missiles can be maneuvered in flight.

The test was witnessed by Gen. Khalid Shameem Wynne, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, other senior military officers, and scientists and engineers of strategic organizations.

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