Thai-Cambodian Border: 25,000 Thai villagers evacuated, 3 more soldiers wounded

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BANGKOK, 23 April 2011 (NNT) – Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Ongart Klampaiboon has confirmed that more villagers near Thai-Cambodian border areas will be evacuated today as hostilities continue and 3 more injuries have been reported.

Mr Ongart called a meeting with the Governor of Surin and security officials in Prasat district of Surin province to follow up and evaluate the cross-border gunfire between Thailand and Cambodia, which had become volatile since early yesterday. The Minister ordered the authorities to keep over 15,000 local residents, who had been evacuated, within sheltering centers for their safety.

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