Bloody Campaign

Brutal attacks on U.N. forces put Cambodia's election in jeopardy

CAMBODIA'S ELECTION IS NOT SCHEDULED TO BEGIN until May 23, but Khmer Rouge guerrillas are already casting their votes with bullets instead of ballots. Determined to scuttle the election or greatly reduce the turnout, the rebels killed more than 20 people in assaults on several Cambodian cities and brazen raids against units of the 20,000-member U.N. peacekeeping force. On Monday guerrillas wounded five Indian soldiers in Kampong Cham province and temporarily seized the airport in the city of Siemreab, home of the famed Angkor temple complex. Later in the week a Japanese policeman was killed and an additional eight Japanese and...

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