Iran fires ballistic missiles in war games
Iran fired its first ballistic Shahab-3 missiles carrying cluster bombs at the start of war games.india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 12:34 IST
Iran fired its first ballistic Shahab-3 missiles carrying cluster bombs at the start of war games on Thursday, Al-Alam television reported.
"Shahab missiles, carrying cluster warheads, with a reach of 2,000 kilometres were fired from the desert near (the clerical epicentre) of Qom," 120 kms south of Tehran, the report said.
The air, land and naval maneuvers take place in 14 provinces starting today "with the focus on the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea," army chief General Rahim Safavi had been quoted by television as saying on Wednesday.