Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Rockets destroy truck convoy

Rockets destroy truck convoy

Rockets destroy truck convoy

A FREIGHT convoy of seven trucks was ambushed and destroyed by Khmer Rouge

soldiers while heading from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh on Highway 4 according

to a report in Reasmey Kampuchea newspaper.

The report said about 40 KR

soldiers armed with B40 rocket launchers and AK47's stopped the convoy on May 25

at 7 am at Tanay village, Prey Nop district.

The soldiers forced all the

drivers to leave their trucks and then sprayed machine gun fire over three

trucks loaded with canned fish. They then used explosives to destroy the other

four trucks which were loaded with cement. No one was injured or abducted .

The report said district soldiers later emerged on the scene

counterattacking the KR for about an hour driving them back into the jungle. By

10 am the security on the road had been restored.

The report added that

KR soldiers stopped two government soldiers, transporting rice on a cart, at

Tanay village an hour before the convoy arrived.

The government soldiers

were not physically harmed but were intimidated and forced to undress and go

back to Sihanoukville in their underwear.

Analysts say the KR are

deliberately targeting Highway 4 because it is an important link to the

development of the national economy.

The KR have been accused of

abducting three foreigners, Australian Kelly Wilkinson, her British boyfriend

Dominic Chappell, and British friend Tina Dominy while traveling on the same

route on April 11.


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of