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Iran fires short-range missiles in Gulf war games

Last Updated: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 15:28

Tehran: Iran`s state television says the country has fired a series of missiles as part of an ongoing large-scale military manoeuvres in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz.

The TV report on Sunday said five ground-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles were simultaneously fired.

It did not elaborate on the specifications of the missiles or say whether they are new.

However, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Saturday that four types of short-range missiles would be launched on Sunday in the war games, including Nasr 1, a short-range cruise capable of destroying targets up to 3,000 tons in size.

Iran`s Revolutionary Guard began on Thursday the war games, an annual show of military strength that often leads to heightened tension in the region.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 15:28
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