Two Shot Dead at Checkpoint

A mixed unit of municipal and military police Friday shot and killed two men on Route 5 in Russei Keo district, Tim Prosar, chief of police for Russei Keo district, said Sunday.

Additionally, the 14-year-old daughter of a Korean businessman remains missing after being abducted in the area shortly before the shooting.

The police were on the look-out for a gang of kidnappers, but instead shot dead Duong Vanna, 25, and Mat Saleh, 20, when the two men failed to stop at a checkpoint at 8:15 pm, said Kranh Sok­hon, military police chief for Rus­sei Keo district. The two men were not suspects.

Police put up the checkpoint on Route 5 in the early evening after the daughter of Pak Chhu Houu, a garment factory owner, was kidnapped at 7:15 pm.

The young woman was crossing the Japanese bridge on the way to her father’s garment factory when she was abducted, ac­cording to police.

Seven or eight motorcycles surrounded and stopped the car in which the girl was riding, Kranh Sokhon said.

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