Thai-Cambodian Troops Clash
Fighting has again flared up between Thai and Cambodian troops today. Soldiers exchanged rocket and small arms fire along a disputed stretch of their border. It's the latest incident in a long-running feud over a 900-year-old Hindu temple.
Both sides accused each other of firing first. This latest clash lasted nearly an hour, but there are no reports of wounded or dead.
Eagle Field, near the Preah Vihear temple, is again the center of a military standoff between these two Southeast Asian neighbors.
The Cambodia general guarding the temple says a Thai patrol crossed into Cambodia and opened fire on his men.
Thai authorities are denying these allegations saying Cambodian soldiers started shooting first.
Thai and Cambodian military commanders on the border have agreed to meet to avoid further violence.
Tensions rose last month when 100 Thai troops crossed into a disputed area near the temple.
The border had been quiet for months while the two neighbors sought to work out the border.
The Preah Vihear Temple sits on a slope that forms a natural border between the two countries. The International Court of Justice awarded it to Cambodia in 1962.