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Pakistan tests short-range ballistic missile.

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 15 Kyodo

Pakistan on Friday carried out a test of its short-range ballistic missile Abdali as part of validating its land-based ballistic missile system, a Defense Ministry statement said.

The Abdali, which has a range of 180 kilometers, is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear weapons.

The Abdali missile is named after an 18th century Pushtun commander who invaded India.

The test-firing was witnessed by Gen. Khalid Shameem Wyne, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Lt. Gen. (retired) Khalid Kidwai, head of the Strategic Plans Division, and Lt. Gen. Tariq Nadeem Gilani, head of the Army Strategic Force Command.
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