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Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired five missiles: media


Iranís Revolutionary Guards testing missiles. A file photo

TEHRAN (AFP): Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards fired five missiles as part of ongoing war games in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state media reported.

The shore-to-sea and sea-to-sea missiles struck at a single target simultaneously, state television reported.

Fars news agency named two of those tested as the Noor (Light) and Nasr (Victory) missiles. It said a third, having a range of over 300 kilometres was also fired, but did not name it.

The Guards have been conducting a military drill since Thursday in the Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow strategically located waterway through which 40 percent of world's seaborne oil supplies pass.

Iran's missile programme has raised concerns in the West which is already at loggerheads with Tehran over its controversial nuclear project.

The Islamic republic boasts of having missiles that can hit targets in arch-foe Israel.

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