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Thai and Viet forces trade artillery volleys at border

Thai and Vietnamese forces exchanged artillery fire across their border as Kampuchean rebels counter-attacked Vietnamese troops who had captured a portion of the Nong Chan rebel camp near the border, a Thai military commander said Wednesday.

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Maj. Gen. Salya Sriphen, commander of the border security force, said Thai gunners fired 20 artillery rounds into Kampuchea in retaliation against shelling that landed up to a mile inside Thai territory near the seesaw battle for the rebel camp.