March 21, 1972 : Khmer Rouge shell Phnom Penh

Introduction

In Cambodia, more than 100 civilians are killed and 280 wounded as communist Khmer Rouge artillery and rockets strike Phnom Penh and outlying areas in the heaviest attack since the beginning of the war in 1970. Following the shelling, a communist force of 500 troops attacked and entered Takh Mau, six miles southeast of Pnom Penh, killing at least 25 civilians.

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March 21, 1972 : Khmer Rouge shell Phnom Penh

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2009

  • Title

    March 21, 1972 : Khmer Rouge shell Phnom Penh

  • URL

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/khmer-rouge-shell-phnom-penh

  • Access Date

    November 18, 2017

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    A+E Networks