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Witnesses say Cambodian police fire on strikers

Several striking Cambodian garment workers were wounded Friday when police opened fire during a confrontation with the protesters, witnesses said.

An Associated Press photographer and human rights workers said police fired AK-47 rifles after several hundred workers blocking a road south of the capital Phnom Penh began burning tires and throwing objects at them. Several wounded workers could be seen after the shots were fired.

Chan Soveth of the human-rights group Adhoc said one person was killed and at least five wounded, but the death could not be immediately confirmed by officials or medical authorities.

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