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No probe into soldier shootings

No probe into soldier shootings

Two military officers stationed at the Preah Vihear temple were found shot dead while on duty at a checkpoint in Choam Ksan district on Sunday night.

Police officials said they were not allowed to investigate the scene and Preah Vihear authorities declined to provide further information.

The two men were known to not get along, according to an officer stationed at Preah Vihear who asked not to be named. He added that he saw eight spent shell casings when he went to check the scene.

“I think it was not caused by an argument but something else,” he said. “They checked tickets in the daytime, but at night they did other jobs such as checking rosewood. It is very difficult to evaluate.”

One victim, identified only as Seyla, was shot by an AK-47 in his hammock, and the other, Khlot, was found on the pavement, said Mey Put, deputy police chief of Choam Ksan district, who was denied permission to investigate.

“The two bodies have already been cremated,” he said.

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