Thai soldiers shoot on Khmer soldiers in Samrong district, Oddar Meanchey province

Saturday, April 17, 2010

17 April 2010
DAP news
Translated from Khmer by Komping Puoy

A report from Oddar Meanchey province indicated on Saturday morning that Cambodian and Thai soldiers shot at each other for about 30 minutes from 7:35AM to 8:05AM at Khla village, Samrong district, Samrong district, near border post no. 14 in Oddar Meanchey province.

The report added that the reason for the shooting stemmed from Thai soldiers who came to chase away Cambodian villagers who were farming on their lands. These farmers refused to leave and the shooting ensued.

It is not known yet if there was any casual during this skirmish or not.

Tea Banh, the minister of Defense, told DAP news on Saturday morning that the shooting took place due to a small misunderstanding only, there was nothing major about it.


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