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3 Cambodian Loggers Fatally Shot in Thailand

7 November 2012

Cambodian police say Thai soldiers shot and killed three Cambodians who were illegally logging on Thai soil. The Samlot district police chief, Ly Bouy, says six Cambodians were taking a break from logging rosewood a few hundred meters from the border when the soldiers opened fire, killing three. Thai police official Kampan Runapat said a special forestry task force composed of soldiers, police, rangers and local officials was patrolling the border area in Trat Province on Saturday when it came across the illegal loggers. He said the loggers opened fire first, triggering a 10-minute shootout.—AP