Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Thai army confirms one injury in fresh border clash

via CAAI

February 15, 2011 

The Thai Army confirmed only one injury in the border clash Tuesday morning, after an earlier report said five soldiers was wounded in the latest skirmish between Thailand and Cambodia over an disputed land.

Col. Sansern Kaewkamnerd, spokesman of Thai Royal Army, told Xinhua that the clash occurred at 05:00 a.m. local time after Cambodian troops started it by throwing grenades to Thai side. The crossfire only lasted for a few minutes, he said.

Local media reported earlier that five Thai soldiers were wounded, one seriously, in a clash Monday night with Cambodian soldiers. The clash took place just hours after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) convened a meeting in New York to mediate the disputes between the two countries, calling for ending the conflicts by negotiation. The foreign ministers from both Thailand and Cambodia attended the meeting.

The fresh crossfire between Thai and Cambodian troops came after the border area resumed temporary peace for about a week.

The Thai-Cambodian border area near Preah Vihear temple had seen a serial clashes from Feb. 4 to 7.

Source: Xinhua

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