Armed clashes between Cambodian and Thai troops at the disputed border area near Ta Mon Thom temple and Ta Krabek temple have ended.

The clashes began at 6:00 a.m on April 22 and ended around 10:30 a.m, the Cambodian Deputy Commander of Brigade 42 at Ta Mon Thom temple, Neak Vong, was quoted by the Chinese News Agency Xinhua as saying

Cambodia’s military sources said the clashes killed three Cambodian soldiers and wounded several others.

Meanwhile, Thai media reported the clashes left two Thai soldiers dead and seven others injured, and forced 10,000 local residents in the nearby area to evacuate.

Phay Siphan, a spokesman of Cambodia's Office of the Council of Ministers, also confirmed the fighting and said the clashes started after Thai troops trespassed between 300 and 500 metres into Cambodian territory and opened fire at Cambodian troops.

However, spokesman of the Thai government Panitan Wattanayagorn said Thai troops had not trespassed the area controlled by Cambodia./.