Pakistan Tests Short Range Nuclear-Capable Missile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ISLAMABAD) -- Pakistan says it has once again successfully tested a nuclear-capable missile.

In a statement, the country's military said it test fired the Hatf II (Abdali) ballistic missile on Friday "as part of the process of validation of land based ballistic missile systems."

The missile has a range of 180 kilometers and can carry "nuclear as well as conventional warheads with high accuracy."

The test comes a day after a Pakistani soldier crossed the Line of Control -- a de facto border that separates an Indian and Pakistani-controlled region -- into India.  The Pakistani military said the soldier "inadvertently" crossed the line and that the matter has been taken up with the Indian military.

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