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Cambodia has launched a manhunt for one group of Thais after a firefight with Cambodians in Poipet

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Cambodia has launched a manhunt for one group of Thais after a firefight with Cambodians in Poipet

Cambodian security authorities are pursuing a group of Thais who have fled after a shootout with Cambodians in Poipet that left four people injured.

The Khmer Times reported yesterday that military police were on the hunt for nine Thai nationals involved in Saturday night’s brawl with a group of Cambodians at a pub outside Paradise Casino in the Cambodian border town.

Major Noun Nynaro, the chief of Poipet’s military police, told the Khmer Times that 14 suspects, all Cambodians, had been arrested while the Thais, including two women, managed to escape.

The shooting took place when the Thais and Cambodians, who had previously had an altercation, met in the pub, according to the Khmer Times which saw the CCTV footage. The brawl started with wine bottles and chairs flying around, followed by the exchange of gunfire allegedly started by a Thai man, it said.

One person and three military police officers were injured during the firefight who tried to intervene on the spot, it added.

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