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Cambodia condemns attack on UN camp

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Cambodian troops before departing on a UN peacekeeping mission. KT/Vireak Mai

Prime Minister Hun Sen condemned the attack on the UN peacekeepers’ camp by rebel groups in Mali on Thursday, March 22.  He stated that the attack caused neither deaths nor injuries to Cambodian troops. He did mention that five French soldiers were injured.

Defence Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat said that the camp was hit by three mortar rounds.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony for National Road 11, on March 23 at Prey Veng, the premier said that no Cambodians were affected by that raid, although one Cambodian was injured in a raid in Asogo, about 100 kilometers from the camp.

The premier, speaking for the whole of the Kingdom, condemned “… the rebel groups that continue causing disturbances [in Mali]. They not only attack their fellow citizens, but also attack UN peacekeepers.”

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