Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Preah Vihear: two soldiers step on landmines

Cambodge Soir


The incident happened this morning, Monday 6 October, during a new Thai incursion on Cambodian territory. It was communicated by Phay Siphan, spokesperson for the Council of Ministers.

Both Thai soldiers were part of a 100-man strong detachment which was on its way to the place where last Friday’s incident took place. They stepped on a landmine at 10 minutes interval, around 10.20am, at 150 or 200 meters from the area in question, still on Cambodian territory. A Thai helicopter picked up the victims. One lost a leg and the other one lost both.

However, the atmosphere remained peaceful. Neither Cambodia nor Thailand reacted after this event.

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