Pakistan test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

 
This handout photograph released by the Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office on Sept 17, 2012, shows a Hatf-VII Babur nuclear-capable cruise missile launching from an undisclosed location in Pakistan. Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 kilometres, the military said. The military described the Hatf V Ghauri missile as a liquid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads. -- PHOTO: AFP/HO/ INTER SERVICES PUBLIC RELATIONS

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan on Wednesday test fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300km, the military said.

The military described the Hatf V Ghauri missile as a liquid fuel missile, which can carry both conventional and nuclear warheads.

It was Pakistan's eighth missile test so far this year and comes two months after its last test of a Hatf-VII with a range of 700km.

Five of those tests were conducted within a few weeks after arch-rival India in April successfully test fired the Agni V, which can deliver a one-tonne nuclear warhead anywhere in China, marking a major advance in its military capabilities.

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