Thai and Cambodia forces clashed on Saturday near a disputed ancient temple on land that both countries claim. The fighting left one soldier dead and four injured, according to a Thai Army spokesman. A Thai villager was killed Friday, allegedly by Cambodian troops' artillery shells. The two days of fighting mark a flare up in tensions between the Southeast Asian nations over land around the 11th century Preah Vihear temple. The building sits on a cliff on Cambodian land, but the entrance to the site is on the Thai side. The temple has been a source of conflict for generations, reports Reuters. The International Court of Justice awarded it to Cambodia in 1962 but the ruling did not determine the ownership of the scrub next to the ruins, leaving considerable scope for disagreement," it states.
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