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Hun Sen condemns mass shooting in Las Vegas

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Mr Hun Sen said the attack was a tragedy for humanity. Supplied

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday condemned the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, which saw at least 59 people killed in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

The gunman, identified as Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 attending an outdoor country music festival before turning a weapon on himself.

More than 500 were injured, some trampled, while police recovered 23 guns from the shooter’s Las Vegas hotel room and another 19 from his home.

Mr Hun Sen described the attack as a tragedy for humanity in a post on his Facebook page.

“I want to thank all Cambodians for maintaining peace in our country.”

Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said the government was yet to send official condolences to the US.

“I have not received information from high-level leaders about sending condolences yet,” he said.

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