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1 Cambodian soldier injured in brief fire exchange with Thai forces

PHNOM PENH, April 30 (Xinhua) — A brief exchange of gunfire between Cambodian and Thai border soldiers on Sunday afternoon left one Cambodian soldier wounded on his leg, a border military commander confirmed on Monday.

“It was a misunderstanding and small armed clash and the clash lasted about 10 minutes,” Colonel Meas Yeoun, deputy military commander of Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province, told Xinhua by telephone.

The accident happened at the border area in Preah Vihear’s Chorm Kasan district bordering Thailand’s Ubon Ratchathani province.

“Thai border security forces just got confused Cambodian forces with illegal loggers when our soldiers patrolled along the border and they opened small-weapon fire on us.” he said. “One of our troops was wounded on his leg, now he is hospitalizing in the provincial hospital.”

Since the start of this year, Thai soldiers had killed at least eight Cambodian villagers who illegally crossed border to log in Thailand, according to Cambodian records.

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Written by Kham

01/05/2012 at 6:15 am

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