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Thai soldier dies as ceasefire with Cambodia breached

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  • Ceasefire had been agreed the day before by two armies

  • 16 now dead in latest week-long clash over disputed border (Adds background, Thai deputy pm's comment, villagers return to assess damage)

By Sukree Sukplang

SURIN, Thailand, April 29 (Reuters) - Thai and Cambodian troops exchanged fire early on Friday, breaking a ceasefire agreed the day before to end a week of border clashes that have killed 16 people and wounded scores in Southeast Asia's deadliest border dispute in years.

Each side blamed the other for firing first, but both said they still wanted to give the truce a chance.

Brief clashes with guns and small hand grenades broke out twice overnight, Thai regional army commander Thawatchai Samutsakorn said. The clash killed one Thai soldier and wounded four others. It was not clear if there were casualties on the Cambodian side.

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