6 Shot Dead in Thai, Cambodia Border Clash

Thousands being evacuated from area
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2011 4:00 AM CDT
6 Shot Dead in Thai, Cambodia Border Clash
Thai soldiers help carry a comrade injured in a fighting with Cambodia onto a pickup truck at a village in the Phnom Dongrak district of Surin province in northeastern Thailand.   (AP Photo)

At least six soldiers were killed today when artillery and gunfire were exchanged in the latest border clash between Cambodia and Thailand. Some 5,000 civilians are being evacuated from the area near the ancient temples of Ta Krbey and Ta Moan. Ten people were killed two months ago in similar violence about 100 miles east of today's outbreak. Indonesian authorities who have been attempting to negotiate peace expressed "profound concern" over the new flare up, reports the BBC. The dispute is fueled by a conflict over the temples and who owns the surrounding land. (More border clash stories.)

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