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Arson Suspect Detained After Shoot-Out

Pursat provincial authorities were holding one Vietnamese suspect after a shootout with a group accused of burning a fisheries office in the wake of a crackdown, officials said Tuesday.

Three Vietnamese men were killed in the shootout with police in Pursat province, following an earlier scuffle with authorities over operations against illegal fishing. A rights worker confirmed the arrest of a fourth man Tuesday.

Court officials were not available for comment, and an official at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh said the incident should be fully investigated.