Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable missile

The "Hataf 2" missile is capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

Islamabad: Pakistan`s military says it has test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

The Army statement said the "Hataf 2" missile was successfully launched from an undisclosed location on Friday.

It said the surface-to-surface missile has a range of 111 miles (180 kilometres).

It is the second such test by Pakistan in the past month.

Armies routinely test-fire weapons but Pakistan`s program is watched closely because it is a nuclear-armed nation that has fought three wars with neighbour India since 1947.

Bureau Report