The surface-to-surface missile can carry conventional and other warheads, with a range of 180 kilometers, the Pakistani Army said. —Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military says it has test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, AP reported.

The army statement said the ‘‘Hataf 2’’ missile was successfully launched from an undisclosed location on Friday.

It said the surface-to-surface missile has a range of 180 kilometers.

It is the second such test by Pakistan in the past month.

Pakistan carried out nuclear tests in May 1998 just days  after similar tests by its old rival India, Reuters reported. 

The South Asian nations have fought three wars since independence in 1947. 

They carry out missile tests regularly and Friday’s exercise was not expected to lead to any increase in tension between them.

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