26 Apr '11, 2am

Peace elusive as Thai-Cambodia border battles rage: PHANOM DONG RAK, Thailand (Reuters) - Hopes for

Peace elusive as Thai-Cambodia border battles rage: PHANOM DONG RAK, Thailand (Reuters) - Hopes for

PHANOM DONG RAK, Thailand (Reuters) - Thai and Cambodia troops briefly clashed on Tuesday near Preah Vihear temple, about 150 km (93 miles) away from where they have fought for the past four days, raising concern the conflict could spread to other poorly demarcated border areas. Thai army spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said the two sides battled with short-range rockets and guns for about 30 minutes near the 11th-century Hindu temple, which sits on a jungle-clad escarpment claimed by both Southeast Asian neighbors. "We are keeping it contained to a small area," he said, describing the confrontation as a "misunderstanding." Cambodian government spokesman Phay Siphan said Thai fighter jets fired into Cambodian territory near the temple. "A fighter jet flew over and just started shelling," he said. The neighbours had been exchanging sporadic fire in another area of the border ...

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