Thai, Cambodian Troops Trade Border Fire

Fighting flares around disputed jungle temple; no injuries reported
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2009 3:00 AM CDT
Monks rest at Cambodia's disputed Preah Vihear temple near the Cambodian-Thai border.   (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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(Newser) – Thai and Cambodian troops have clashed near a disputed temple in a border area, CNN reports. The troops exchanged gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades after Cambodian forces "intruded" into Thai territory, according to a Thai general. A Cambodian government spokesman said the clashes began after Thai troops entered Cambodian territory. No injuries have been reported.