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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, March 28

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As the annual Tomb-Sweeping Day approaches, Cambodia and China on Tuesday jointly commemorated two Chinese UN peacekeepers who were killed in a blast here 24 years ago.

After laying wreaths at the monument, Li Ningya, military attache of the Chinese Embassy, said nearly 800 Chinese UN soldiers were deployed in Cambodia on a peacekeeping mission in 1992, and a mid-night explosion killed two soldiers - Chen Zhiguo and Yu Shili - on May 21, 1993.(Cambodia-Chinese peacekeepers)


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- At least four Afghan army soldiers were killed and five others injured in an overnight attack by Taliban militants on an army base in the country's southern province of Kandahar, a local official said on Tuesday.

The Taliban has intensified attacks around the country recently, as spring and summer known as fighting season, are drawing near in the Central Asian country.(Afghanistan-Clash)


JAKARTA -- Authorities shut the international airport in Bali resort island, the center of Indonesia's tourism industry, on Tuesday for commemoration of Hindu's day of silence, a senior official of transport ministry said.

Over 200,000 foreign holiday makers visit the resort island located in central parts of Indonesia every month, according to the national statistic bureau.(Indonesia-Airport-Shutting) Enditem