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Thai-Cambodia truce has failed : Army spokesman

Sansern Kaewkamnerd

Army spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd has admitted that truce between
Thailand and Cambodia had failed as skirmishes continued on Sunday
evening.

Thousands of local villagers in Si Sa Ket’s Kantaralak district
adjacent to Preah Vihear temple fled to safe places. They just returned
to their houses after fleeing the fighting which erupted on Friday.
Gunfires were still heard and more frequently.
The
fresh clash erupted at about 6.40pm at Phu Makaua, where a Thai soldier
was killed during the clash on Friday. Local villagers evacuated to
temporary bunkers.
The Cambodian rockets landed around Baan Swai
Jarum, Baan Ko Mui, down the south of the ancient temple. The Thai
troops returned the fires.
The artillery shells caused fire at many places including Phumisarol school.
Head of Phumisarol school is calling it something far worse than just a tragic misunderstanding.
Thai troops who came down for water said Thai side was considerably damaged.
Col
Sansern earlier said that the Thai response is just to control the
situation as we are still firm on the ceasefire agreement.
He had affirmed a clash Sunday evening, saying that Thai and Cambodian troops are coordinating to end the fighting.‬ ‪‪
Thai
and Cambodian senior officers agreed on Saturday to a ceasefire near
the controversial temple after their troops fought on Friday.
It is reported that seven people have been wounded in renewed fighting.
So
far, seven people, including two villagers and five soldiers, have been
wounded. All remain hospitalised at Katharalak Hospital. (MCOT online
news, Agencies)


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