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Cambodian Soldier Said Hurt in Thai Border Clash

30 April 2012

Cambodia said its troops exchanged fire with Thai security forces along their border in their first publicly acknowledged clash since last year. The deputy military commander of Cambodia’s Preah Vihear Province, Lt-Col Men Ly, said Cambodian troops on patrol on Sunday were attacked by Thai forces. He said one Cambodian soldier was wounded in a 10-minute exchange of rifle fire and grenades. Thai Army spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Thai security forces inside Thai territory returned fire after illegal loggers from Cambodia shot at them.—AP