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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 26, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaInsurgents Shell cambodian capital r h n 0 api communist led insurgents hit this cambodian Capi Tal wednesday with about 30 rockets mortar and artillery shells striking into the Helea gered City for the final Lime in More than a year. At least three people were killed and scores were Wounde d by the hour Long shelving in out skirts of the capital. The rebel attack was a cd j pained by continued . Bomb ing of insurgent positions. And explosions of bombs were heard constantly in the besieged Capi Tal. L in new York Federal judge Orrin Judd ruled thai . Bombing of Cambodia was unconstitutional and issued a court order against further Mil itary operations in the country. He gave he u. S. Government until Friday to comply with the order or Appeal it. He ruled in a suit brought by Brooklyn congresswoman Elizabeth Man and three air Force offi cers on grounds that president Nixon usurped Congress Power to declare War. I in another development in the United slates. Senate democratic Leader Mike mans Field disputed a state depart ment account that Prince Noro Dom Sihanouk of Cambodia told him in 1963 about u. S. Bombing raids in the country. A stale department spokesman on tuesday night said Sihanouk then Cambodia s chief of state had approved u. S. Bombing raids on the Viet Cong in his country and told Mansfield about them five months later in Saigon an emergency meeting Between representatives of he South vietnamese government and the Viet Cong failed to resolve a deadlock on the earlier agreed Exchange of civilian prisoners. A Viet Cong statement issued Hiler the meeting said it condemns the attitude shown by the Saigon administration and stated it was appealing to the International commission for control and supervision. The South vietnamese government suspended the prisoner exchanges tuesday on grounds president Shah meet Washington Al l pres ident Nixon and the visiting Shah of Iran. Mohammad Reza 1 Pahlavi. Met for an hour and 10 minutes wednesday in what the while mouse called Frank and Friendly talks. The while House would not say whether the two men had discussed the Shah s quest for f14 fighter bombers the question of arms i would t address from snid Deputy press Secretary Gerald l. Warren. He noted the Shah will be meeting with defense officials thursday but said newsmen should t conclude there is anything imminent in this re Gard and that there Are Well established channels for Deal Ings Between the two countries. An informal White House statement read by Warren said Nixon and his visitor Dis cussed the Middle Kasl situation. Southeast Asia the re cent soviet american Summit and that n Ixon expressed continuing interest in the secur Ity stability and Progress of states in the persian Gulf area. The Shah is to Start his return Home Friday. That the Viet Cong was violating the agreement on release procedure and was trying to prevent some prisoners from defecting to the government Side. The shelling of i Nom penh destroyed rows of refugee shacks near a radio station less than 12 hours after president urn nol had gone on the air to order strict measures and emergency preparations to de fend the City. A government official said he feared the shelling May be the first of daily attacks on the after shells hit the Tuk Laak suburb slum area a distraught army lieutenant sobbed Over the mangled body of a child and several wounded relatives this is cambodian blood they Are shedding. All my family is gone my wife son nephews. Why Don t they take the shelling came after yield reports told of an estimated 000 communist led soldiers Strung along a 10-mile front advancing toward the capital and Only four Miles away in some sectors. Five shells landed on a hous ing Complex for families of offi cers about one mile Rorr fir City Center. Karly reports said there were no officers among the casualties. In his radio address tuesday night. President Lon nol referred to heavy . Bombing support for cambodian government forces and claimed it inflicted heavy casualties on insurgent forces. As you can Lon nol told the nation the enemy has Florence morning news thursday july 11-a been unable to launch an attack against our City or penetrate deeply into our thu shelling is Inin Coduy came in dramatic reply to nol s remarks. Earlier wednesday groups of civil servants were seen receiving military Drill in Small Amis handling from military officers apparently in line with Lon nol s announced program of mobilising civilians into an auxiliary defense Force. The australian and British embassies disclosed that they have instructed their nationals in i Nom penh to leave the City if they have no pressing business there. The . Pm Bassy gave similar advice to americans in phenom penh. Field reports said scores of government soldiers were killed tuesday night at Baku Village a favorite summer resort of nol s younger brother. Brig. Gen. Lon non who is travelling abroad. The reports said the soldiers were part of two government battalions at Baku. Five Miles South of i Nom penh Chine in Jer the reports said the were killed is they evacuated their fortification inside a Goda before the i Lack. T v the reports added that fight ing began Early in the even maj and continued until Midnight involving three mixed balt Al ions of cambodian insurgents and North vietnamese army regulars. Open daily 10-10 phone 669-4655 thursday Friday saturday a division of . Kresge co., with in United Canada puerto Rico Australi or Dis tints 19" . 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