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Pak tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile

The Shaheen missile with a range of 2,000 kms was launched from an undisclosed location.

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AFP

Pakistan on Friday test-fired a long-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile, two days after signing a deal with rival India to cut the risk of atomic weapons accidents, the military said.

The Shaheen-II missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres was launched from an undisclosed location, military spokesman Major General Shaukat Sultan told the agency.

"The test was very successful. It was carried out to validate technical parameters," Sultan said.

"It is a two-stage solid fuel based missile and it hit the target with 100 per cent accuracy."

First Published: Feb 23, 2007 11:24 IST