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Thai army chief seeks end to Cambodia border clash

Thai Army Chief Prayuth Chan-Ocha

Feb 4 (Reuters) – A clash beteween Thai and
Cambodian troops in a border area on Friday “seems to have been
a misunderstanding”, Thailand’s army chief said, adding that he
was in talks with his Cambodian counterpart to stop the

“It seems to have been a result of a misunderstanding.
Right now there is ongoing talks between army chiefs on both
sides,” Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters.

Witnesses said fighting in the area had stopped.

Thai and Cambodian soldiers earlier exchanged fire for
several hours in a 4.6-sq km (1.8 sq mile) disputed area around
Preah Vihear temple, a jungle-clad escarpment claimed by both
Southeast Asian countries and the scene of sporadic, deadly
clashes in recent years.

Cambodian police said two Cambodian soldiers had been
killed and two wounded. Five Thai soldiers had been captured,
said Thai army spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
(Reporting by Ambika Ahuja. Editing by Jason Szep)

Source: Reuters

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