>Gunfight breaks out at Thai-Cambodia border


Graphic showing the disputed borders claimed by Cambodia and Thailand around the Preah Vihear temple complex, where troops exchanged gunfire Wednesday.


PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – A Cambodian army official says a gunfight that broke out between Thai and Cambodian troops at the border has stopped and talks were underway.

Cambodian army commander Brig. Gen. Yim Pim told The Associated Press the fighting “has paused.”

He said commanders from both sides were trying to negotiate a cease-fire.

There were no casualties on the Cambodian side after the Wednesday gunfight between troops at a disputed border zone.

The fighting escalated a conflict that officials from both sides fear could result in a war between the neighbors.

The clash came a day after Cambodia’s prime minister issued an ultimatum to Thailand to pull back its soldiers from disputed territory near the 11th century Preah Vihear temple. – AP

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