Threat to UN men

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The Independent Online
PHNOM PENH (Reuter) - Khmer Rouge guerrillas threatened yesterday to kill nine UN hostages in Cambodia and destroy their helicopter if peace-keeping soldiers tried to free them by force, a UN spokesman said. The hostages, seven Uruguayan peace-keeping soldiers, a Cambodian interpreter and a Russian helicopter crewman were being held in Stoeng Thom, a remote village in Kratie province.