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At least 5 Thai soliders wounded, some 10,000 evacuated in new clashes with Cambodia

04-22-2011 15:42 BJT

BANGKOK, April 22 (Xinhua) -- At least five soldiers have been wounded in a new round of clashes at the disputed border with Cambodia on Friday morning, some 10,000 villagers have been evacuated.

The fighting broke out early Friday at the border near Pa Nom Dong Rak district of Thailand's Surin province, Bangkok Post online quoted Thai army spokesman Sansern Kaewkumnerd as saying.

The spokesman said he did not know the reason for the clash which is still going on.

Reports said that the clashes starting around 06:00 a.m. along the border between Ta Kwai and Ta Muen temple ruins.

The fighting left at least five Thai soldiers wounded, Thai News Agency reported.

Meanwhile, Wina Sukprasop, the chief of Tambon Bakdai, said nearly 10,000 residents of 20 villages were evacuated after the clashes.

In capital Bangkok, acting government spokesman Panitan Wattanayagorn said that Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has been informed about the clashes from the ministry of defense.

He said that Thai army did not move into the area of Cambodia.

Situation at Preah Vihear ancient temple on the Thai-Cambodia border has been calm since the break out of the clashes.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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