Pakistan Tests Nuclear-Ready Missile

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Pakistani government announced it successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload. Pakistan tested its short-range Hatf IX, or Nasr, nuclear-ready missile. It has a range of about 100 miles, reports Pakistan's Dawn newspaper. The missile was said to have so-called shoot-and-scoot capabilities, meaning it can avoid counter-fire from missile defense systems.

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