Thai, Cambodian troops clash along border

Saturday, April 17, 2010

BANGKOK, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Thai and Cambodian troops on Saturday clashed at a border area with injuries reported, local media said.

The clashes occurred at the border area near Kap Choeng district in northeast province of Surin, some 500 km from the capital of Bangkok, when a group of Thai scouts encountered Cambodian border troops, Thai PBS (TPBS) TV said.

The two sides exchanged fire twice around 07:30 a.m. and 09:30 a.m. with injuries reported from both sides, TPBS said.

The Cambodian troops entered the area to construct permanent camps, Thai Channel 7 said.

Both sides have strengthened their force along the border after the clashes and a Cambodian army commander has inspected the area, TPBS said.


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