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Youth Gang Arrested After Deadly Grenade Attack

Police arrested three men in the former Khmer Rouge region of Anlong Veng on Thursday, in connection with a grenade attack Tuesday night that killed one man and wounded 16 people.

The suspect, Thai Sitha, 24, is alleged to have colluded with Thoeun Sokun, 18, a former soldier, and Nul Tean, 18, in an attack that was part of a dispute between two youth gangs that began months ago, police said.

The men are accused of attacking a dance party in Oddar Meanchey province late Tuesday night, where one grenade exploded among a group of people.

“They confessed they brought with them three grenades and used one of them because he wanted revenge against a dancer with whom they had had a dispute for several months,” said Ket Sothea, a justice policeman in Anglong Veng.