BANGKOK, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai Royal Army spokesman Col. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Tuesday that another fresh round of gunfire exchange took place nearby Preah Vihear temple at about 1. 30 p.m. as Cambodia misinterpreted Thai Air Force's military exercise.
Col. Sansern said Cambodian troops misinterpreted the Air Force ' s military exercise which included flying a fleet of F-16 fighter jets and started opening fire at Thai soldiers. After exchanging gunfire, cannon firing followed.
"The Air Force was conducting military exercise as usual," Col. Sansern told Xinhua by telephone but refused to elaborate further when the exercise would finish.
The fire exchange in the disputed area around the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple at the border of Thailand's northeastern Si Sa Ket province finally ended at around 2 p.m.
Moreover, according to the army spokesman, another skirmish involving exchanges of small arms and heavy weapons also occurred at the border around Ta Muen Thom temple in northeastern Surin province at about 2.30 p.m., marking the fifth straight day of deadly fighting since April 22.
However, all fighting have already stopped, Col. Sansern said.
Initially, when the sound of fierce exchanges was first heard, the village head of Tambon Sao Thong Chai was preparing to evacuate the residents but as both sides stopped firing, people still remained in their houses, the spokesman added.
There is no additional report on further casualties on Thai side, Col. Sansern said.
The latest five-day border clash between Thailand and Cambodia has killed five Thai troops and injured some 41 without civilian casualties. Since the first flare-up erupted on last Friday, over 30,000 people living along the border of Surin and Buriram provinces fled their homes to stay at safer shelters.
Editor: Zhang Xiang
THIS IS THE DIRTY DOG TRICK OF SIAM AND LIE TO THE WORLD. THE QUESTION WAS:
HOW COULD CAMBODIAN INVADE THAI? HOW?
THE PREAH VIHEAR AND THE OTHER TEMPLES ARE BELONG TO CAMBODIA WHY CAMBODIA NEEDS TO INVADE THAI?
EVEN THE 10 YEARS OLD CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION SO THE THAI MUST STOP LIE TO THE WORLD ABOUT YOUR DIRTY OLD FUCKEN DOG