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`Iran test-fires short-range missiles`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 17:52

Tehran: Iranian media say the military has test-fired several short-range missiles, including the type Palestinian militant Hamas group used to attack Tel Aviv last November.

Thursday`s report by the semi-official Fars news agency says the missiles were tested during an Army exercise in central Iran.

It says the missiles fired were Nazeat-10 and Fajr-5. During weeks of fighting in November, Gaza`s Hamas rulers fired Iranian-made Fajr-5 rockets that came close to Israel`s heartland, including the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time.

Later, Iran admitted supplying Hamas with the technology to produce Fajr-5. The missile has a range of 75 kilometres, or 45 miles. The range of the Nazeat-10 missiles is about 100 kilometres, or 62 miles.

Iran regularly holds manoeuvre to test and promote its military power.


First Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 17:52

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