Thailand, Cambodia agree to ceasefire

2011-02-05 13:37

Bangkok - Thailand and Cambodia have negotiated an end to fighting at their border on Saturday following renewed clashes around a disputed temple, both armies confirmed.

Military commanders from both sides met for talks in a border town some distance from the 11th-century temple after gunfights broke out briefly early on Saturday. At least three people have been killed so far in the fighting.

"Thailand and Cambodia have agreed a ceasefire and both sides will not reinforce their troops," said Thai army spokesperson, Colonel Sunsern Kaewkumnerd.

A Cambodian general also confirmed the end to hostilities, but added that the "situation right now is still tense".