Saturday, 5 February 2011

URGENT: Cambodia, Thai troops exchange fire for 2nd straight day+

via CAAI

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 5 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Cambodian and Thai troops exchanged fire near a border temple for the second consecutive day Saturday morning, a Cambodian military spokesman said.

Chhum Socheat, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, told Kyodo News the fire exchange began at 6:15 a.m. and ended at 7 a.m. at Phnom Troap Mountain, about 2 kilometers west of Preah Vihear Temple, one of the spots where exchanges erupted Friday.

He said no casualties were reported from the Cambodian side in the latest incident, adding one more Thai soldier was arrested, bringing to five the total number of Thai soldiers arrested since fire exchanges began between the two armies Friday afternoon.

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