Ceasefire agreed in Cambodian border clashes

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The Independent Online

Thailand and Cambodia agreed a ceasefire yesterday after a week of clashes that killed at least 15 people and sent more than 60,000 into shelters in South-east Asia's deadliest border dispute in years.

The agreement capped seven days of sporadic artillery and small-rocket fire that fanned nationalist passions in both countries.

Cambodia's defence ministry said the two countries agreed to keep troops in the area, with field commanders holding regular meetings, and to leave their territorial disputes to a joint commission set up a decade ago.