Mondulkiri Province : There are reports that a firefight between wildlife hunters and officials of the provincial environment department caused an officer to be injured.
The incident took place in Koh Nheak district, Mondul Kiri province, on January 29, 2019.
Officials of the provincial environmental department said that Cheng Chanthy, an officer of the provincial environment department, was injured in the right side of his chest. After the incident, he was sent to hospital in Phnom Penh.
According to officials of the provincial environment department, a military team is now patrolling the area.
Mondulkiri authorities are ordering officers to investigate and find the culprits.