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KR Attack Three Villages

(AP) -T he Khmer Rouge shelled three villages in northeastern Cambodia and then attacked

with AK-47s and anti-tank weapons, killing one teenager and wounding nine other people,

U.N. spokesman Eric Falt said.

At least 30 troops took part in the Sept. 10 attack on the villages, located between

Kompong Cham in the western part of Cambodia and Kompong Thom in the north, a distance

of about 75 kilometers. They descended first upon Punnareay, killing a 12-year-old

boy and slightly injuring one woman. Then the troops attacked Prunneak, wounding

eight people, and Chaoung Daoung where apparently nobody was injured, Falt said.

The troops, wearing full Khmer Rouge uniforms, appeared well commanded during the

attack and proceeded to steal weapons, money and other goods from villagers, Falt

said. Villagers even identified some attackers by name, he said.

The Khmer Rouge have denied responsibility for the attack, insisting they have no

reason to jeopardize the U.N. peacekeeping operation in Cambodia.

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