One Thai soldier killed in new clash along Thai-Cambodian borderApril 22nd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) — At least one soldier was killed and five others were wounded after Cambodian and Thai soldiers clashed on Friday morning along their common border.
Thai-ASEAN News Network reported that one Thai soldier who sustained critical injuries died from his wounds, while two others remain in critical condition.
The cause of the clash is still unknown, but the Region 2 Army commander insists that Cambodia initiated it.
The Bangkok Post earlier reported that noises of gunfire were heard starting about 6am along the border between Ta Kwai and Ta Muen temple ruins. Residents in the area had begun to evacuate after artillery rounds landed on the village.
Tensions first escalated between the two countries in July 2008 following the build-up of military forces near the Preah Vihear temple. The United Nations Security Council urged both sides to establish a permanent ceasefire after at least 10 people were killed.
Clashes resumed in February as both nations claim the lands surrounding the Hindu temple. The border conflict has damaged the temple which dates back to the 11th century and is located on the Cambodian side of the border. UNESCO sent a mission to asses the situation.
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