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More Thai-Cambodian skirmishes over night

02-16-2011 14:45 BJT

BANGKOK, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Fresh round of border clash between Thai and Cambodian troops was clearly heard early Wednesday morning from Pralanpad-lak pass in Kanthalalak district of border Si Sa Ket province, local website Daily News reported.

As the sounds of renewed fighting erupted at 3 a.m. local time on Wednesday, Thai residents in Kanthalalak district at the border fled to bunkers for safety.

Initially, there was no report about deaths or injuries.

Si Sa Ket province governor Somsak Suwansucharit has suggested villagers living along the border to first flee to nearby bunkers if they hear gunfire and to evacuate the area immediately whenever the firings continue for over 30 minutes.

The latest small-arms exchange between Thai and Cambodian troops took place at Chong Don Ai Pass in Si Sa Ket's Roung subdistrict in the early hours of Feb 14 injuring one Thai soldier.

During Feb 4-7, both sides also exchanged fierce firings and shellings resulting in three deaths of Thai soldiers and eight on Cambodian side as well as forced at least 20,000 local Thais to evacuate.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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