PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, April 29 (UPI) -- A Thai soldier died Friday in renewed fighting along the tense Thai-Cambodia border, despite a cease-fire, a Thai military spokesman said.
Col. Sansern Kawekumnerd said four other soldiers were injured in the clashes, CNN reported.
Fighting that started a week ago between the two Asian neighbors around two border temples claimed by both has left at least 16 people dead and displaced tens of thousands of others, with each side accusing the other of starting the hostilities.
"The situation is now calming but still tense," Prawit Hookaew, a spokesman for Thailand's 2nd Army, said Friday.
The Ta Krabey and Ta Moan temples are near the 11th-century Hindu Preah Vihear temple, which is on a hilltop.
The Thai Foreign Ministry said the government is ready to fight its case at the International Court of Justice after Cambodia appealed to the court to clarify its 1962 ruling about the Preah Vihear temple, the Thai News Agency said.
In that ruling, the court said the temple belonged to Cambodia but the temple's main entrance remains on the Thai side and the exact boundary through the surrounding jungle areas has not been clearly demarcated.
CNN, quoting a Thai military source, reported the latest cease-fire on Thursday had been agreed to by local commanders and not at higher levels.
Indonesia has offered to provide observers in the border area to help the two sides resolve the crisis diplomatically.