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Pakistan Tests Longest-Range Missile Yet

Pakistan on Tuesday tested its longest-range missile yet, capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and hitting targets deep inside neighboring India, the military said. “Pakistan today successfully carried out the maiden test fire of the Shaheen 2 surface-to-surface ballistic missile,” a military statement said, without giving details on where the test was conducted. Tests in the past have been conducted in remote Baluchistan or into the Arabian Sea, or from a missile facility at Jhelum, 60 miles southeast of the capital, Islamabad. The missile “can carry all types of warheads up to” 1,250 miles, it said. A Defense Ministry official, who did not want to be named, said that meant both “conventional and unconventional warheads.” Full Story

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