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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s state radio says the country’s navy has test-fired a sea-to-sea missile during a six-day naval maneuver in the Sea of Oman.

Sunday’s report quotes the maneuver’s spokesman Adm. Ghasem Rostamabadi. He says the mid-range missile was launched from a battleship late Saturday in the waters off the port town of Chabahar near the Iran-Pakistan border.

The report did not elaborate on the range or give other details about the missile, dubbed Nasr-2 or Victory-2.

Iran said last week it launched the large-scale naval maneuver that was to cover 50,000-square miles (129,500-sq. kilometers) of Iranian territorial waters and involve about 60 warships.

Iran regularly holds war games in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

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