UN Cambodia troops killed

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Phnom Penh (Reuter) - Two Chinese UN peacekeeping soldiers were killed and four were wounded during a battle between Khmer Rouge guerrillas and government forces in south-eastern Cambodia. A UN military observer said the men were killed by artillery shells at their base in the village of Skoun, in Kompong Cham province, late on Friday.

The soldiers were the first Chinese members of the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia to be killed since the force deployed in March 1992. The UN force is in Cambodia to organise elections that start today.

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