Khmer Rouge free captives

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The Independent Online
PHNOM PENH (Reuter) - Khmer Rouge guerrillas yesterday released 46 Indonesian United Nations peace-keepers who had been held at a mined hamlet in central Cambodia for one day, ending the third confrontation of its kind this month.

A military official of the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) said: 'I don't believe there were any conditions for their release.' All the men were unharmed.

Relations between the Khmer Rouge and Untac have deteriorated recently. The Khmer Rouge say Untac is acting too closely with the Vietnamese-installed Phnom Penh government and alone among Cambodia's four rival factions is refusing to implement an internationally sponsored peace agreement signed in October 1991.

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