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Explosion, Grenades Mar Cambodia's General Election

A small home-made bomb exploded outside the headquarters of Cambodia’s royalist FUNCINPEC party on Sunday, marring an otherwise peaceful election day in the troubled southeast Asian nation. The discovery of two grenades in a plastic bag near the Royal Palace dealt a further blow to the fledgling democracy and its slow, sometimes violent journey back from the horrors of the 1970s Khmer Rouge genocide. One person was slightly injured in the blast which left scorch marks on pavement around 30 yards from the FUNCINPEC gates, police said. Prime Minister Hun Sen, an ex-Khmer Rouge soldier, and his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) looks set to win another five years in power, with support coming from many voters who revere him for overseeing the final Khmer Rouge surrender in 1998. Full Story

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