Sunday, 18 April 2010

Cambodia border clash, no casualties

via CAAI News Media

Published: 18/04/2010
Online news: Breakingnews

PHNOM PENH : Cambodian and Thai troops exchanged fire briefly on their border on Saturday, officials from both countries said.

The border shoot-out lasted for about 15 minutes, but there were no reports of casualties, Cambodian defence ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat told AFP.

"While our troops were patrolling the border, the Thai soldiers opened fire at them. So our troops fired back."

He said troops from both sides fired rockets and grenades as well as rifles, but calm returned after a meeting between Cambodian and Thai military commanders in the area.

The Thai military confirmed the shoot-out.

"It was a misunderstanding and nobody was injured in the clash," said a Thai army officer who asked not to be named.

The skirmish was away from the Preah Vihear temple area.

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