Cambodia Electioneering Turns Violent as U.S. Offers FBI Help

Cambodia Electioneering Turns Violent as U.S. Offers FBI Help

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- The United States has joined a chorus of international condemnation and offered FBI assistance after a prominent Cambodian journalist was shot dead just two weeks ahead of national elections.

Khim Sambo, 47, and his 21-year-old son Khat Sarinpheata were riding on a motorbike near Phnom Penh's Olympic Stadium when gunmen opened fire, ending a period of unusual calm amid the electioneering.

Campaigning had focused on the economy and a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand that involved possession of the Preah Vihear temple in Cambodia's remote northwest. The temple was recently listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

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