Police Probe Death of RCAF Soldier Shot in Thailand

Cambodian border patrol police are investigating the killing of a Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) soldier who was shot to death in Thailand on Friday night, officials said Sunday.

Pich Set, 38, a soldier in RCAF Brigade 52, which is stationed along the border in Pailin, was killed in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province about 150 km from the border, said Sok Savuth, police chief at the Prum International Checkpoint.

Mr. Savuth said Pich Set had crossed the border to buy goods in Thailand for his wife to sell at their family’s shop in Sala Krao district’s Stung Kach commune, but he was shot on the street at 8 p.m. on Friday.

“The victim was shot twice, once under his left armpit and the other in his left jaw,” Mr. Savuth said, adding that police did not have any information about who shot him.

“We are waiting on the report from Thai police about the soldier,” he said. Police returned Pich Set’s body to his family on Saturday, he added.

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