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Byline: The Nation.
Si Sa Ket - Gunfight broke out yesterday afternoon between Thai and Cambodian soldiers near the ancient Preah Vihear Temple followed by a hectic political and diplomatic manoeuvring aimed at discrediting one another.
Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told reporters in Phnom Penh that two Cambodian soldiers were killed and two others wounded in the clash that lasted for about two hours.
The Army's Second Area commander, Lt-General Wiboonsak Neeparn, said one Cambodian soldier was killed and five Thais were injured when fighting broke out over a disputed patch of land along the border.
"One Cambodian soldier died and up to four were injured; on our side we have five …