Communist artillery colieved to be aiming at Khmer leader London's house in the Khmer Republic's capital, Phnom Penh, killed at least seven people on Saturday (2 February).
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Background: Communist artillery colieved to be aiming at Khmer leader London's house in the Khmer Republic's capital, Phnom Penh, killed at least seven people on Saturday (2 February).
The shells mainly leaded in the shanty town suburb of Beong Tapoun near Lon Nol's residence in south Phnom Penh. One hundred people in the auburn were Killed or wounded in an artillery barrage the previous week. The area was largely deserted on Saturday.
Insurgent gunners have been firing rockets and shells into the city since the last week of December but only recently established a front sough to the city. They are using three captured American field guns to bombard south Phnom Penh.
There was a lull in the firing during the week but fears of a resumption began on Friday after it was reported that two lorries carrying artillery shells had disappeared south-west of Phnom Penh.
More than 300 people have been killed or wounded in bombardments so far, but Prince Norodom Sihanouk, exiled Cambodian leader opposing the Lon Nol regime, has said his forces are only aiming at military targets.
The Prince, who lives in Peking, in the People's Republic of China, told a Swedish journalist, his side had made repeated radio appeals to civilians and foreigners to leave the capital.