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Thai-Cambodian conflict claims 14

The worst fighting in years between Thailand and Cambodia has spread, with the neighbouring countries exchanging artillery fire at a disputed temple east of where 14 soldiers were killed and nearly 50,000 people have fled in recent days.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2011 00:21 IST

The worst fighting in years between Thailand and Cambodia has spread, with the neighbouring countries exchanging artillery fire at a disputed temple east of where 14 soldiers were killed and nearly 50,000 people have fled in recent days.

The fighting along the border near the 11th-century Preah Vihear temple on Tuesday followed unsuccessful international attempts to secure a lasting ceasefire after four days of largely long-distance artillery battles at two other temples about 100 miles to the west. The latest round of fighting began on Friday around the 1,000-year-old Ta Moan and Ta Krabey temples, which are on territory claimed by both nations.

Calls for truce
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday called for a truce with Thailand as border clashes have left 14 people dead on both sides.