(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.