PNOMH PENH, Cambodia: One day after Pol Pot was reported captured by a Khmer Rouge faction, a shamefaced First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh conceded that the notorious Khmer Rouge leader remains at large. That places the temporary advantage in Cambodia's explosive political tug-of-war in the hands of the formerly communist Cambodian People's Party, led by Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has long insisted that Pol Pot is dead. As TIME's Dean Fischer reports: "These two rival factions are trying to maneuver against each other, and one may be manipulating the facts in an attempt to win over the Khmer Rouge rebels. This seems to be just a case of political maneuvering." Meanwhile, as gunfire continued to splatter throughout Pnomh Penh, Cambodians can only hope that with or without Pol Pot's capture, the bloodshed may finally end.