Monday, 2 May 2011

1 Cambodian soldier killed in border clash with Thailand: Cambodia+

via CAAI

May 1 2011

PHNOM PENH, May 1 (AP) - (Kyodo)—Cambodian and Thai forces clashed in their disputed border area late Saturday and early Sunday, leaving one Cambodian soldier dead and one injured, the Cambodian military said.

Lt. Gen. Chhum Socheat, spokesman for Cambodia's Ministry of National Defense, said Thai forces fired mortars and launched grenade attacks at Cambodian troops based at Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples.

The firefight lasted from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, he said.

Chhum Socheat accused Thai troops of breaking a tentative cease-fire agreed on during truce talks between regional commanders April 28 to 29.

The territories surrounding the Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples have been one of the flash points in the current border firefight between Cambodia and Thailand that began April 22.

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