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Thai, Cambodian troops clash along disputed territory

China Daily | Updated: 2011-02-07 07:10

BANGKOK - Thai and Cambodian soldiers exchanged fire on a disputed stretch of their border on Sunday, witnesses said, the third flare-up in three days in an ancient feud over territory surrounding a 900-year-old Hindu temple.

The latest fighting occurred despite Thailand's announcement of a ceasefire on Saturday following clashes in the area that killed at least five people on Friday and Saturday.

A Cambodian soldier at the front line, Lieutenant Pen Song, said troops exchanged artillery and mortar fire along the Phnom Troap mountain range, about 3 km from the historic Preah Vihear temple, a UN World Heritage Site that belongs to Cambodia under a 1962 World Court ruling disputed by many Thais.

Thai, Cambodian troops clash along disputed territory

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