CAMBODIA: Dark Events

The Vietnamese Communists, between 100 and 200 strong, infiltrated Phnom-Penh during the dead of night, divided into three teams and went quickly to work. One group of sappers blew up the city's largest and most modern bridge. Another blasted its way into a stadium and tried to hijack ten armored personnel carriers parked there. The third group, armed with automatic weapons and rockets, filtered into a residential section near the stadium and entered the French embassy compound. By the time the attackers were repulsed, 83 Communists had been killed and seven captured; 26 Cambodians were dead and 58 wounded.


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