Saturday, 5 February 2011

Thais hurt, border fighting continues

via CAAI

Published: 4/02/2011

Two or three Thai soldiers were wounded in fighting with Cambodian troops on Friday afternoon near the 4.6 square kilometre area under dispute near Preah Vihear temple. The Cambodians had fired artillery shells which landed on Thai soil, an informed military source said.

The clash took place about 3.20pm and fighting was continuing around the Preah Vihear temple area.

Lt-Gen Tawatchai Samutsakhon, 2nd Army commander, said Cambodian troops who started the fight.

Many artillery rounds landed at Huay Thip village in tambon Rung of Si Sa Ket's Kanthararak district, north of the Preah Vihear temple and about 1km from Phu Makhua mountain, which is part of the disputed area.

Two or three Thai soldiers were reported wounded. Casualties on the Cambodian side were not known.

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