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Thai, Cambodian troops clash on disputed border, 6 dead

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  • 3 Thai, 3 Cambodian soldiers killed, 19 wounded

  • Cambodia says Thai artillery hits 4 villages

  • First major fighting since ceasefire reached in Feb

  • ASEAN, Singapore call for restraint, dialogue

  • Cambodia reports Thai "aggression" to U.N. (Updates death toll, adds Cambodian letter to U.N.)

By Ambika Ahuja

BANGKOK, April 22 (Reuters) - Thai and Cambodian soldiers fought with rocket-propelled grenades and guns on their disputed border on Friday in a clash that killed six soldiers in the first major flare-up since a shaky ceasefire in February.

Both countries evacuated thousands of villagers and accused each other of firing first in the thick, disputed jungle around Ta Moan and Ta Krabei temples in the northeastern Thai province of Surin, about 150 km (93 miles) southwest of the 900-year-old Preah Vihear temple, which saw a deadly stand-off in February.

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