A 23-year-old Royal Cambodian Armed Forces officer who was shot through the eye Tuesday night during a drunken argument at a Phnom Penh beer garden died early Wednesday morning shortly after being taken for emergency surgery at Calmette Hospital, officials said. Sok Sengphin, a sergeant stationed at Pich Nil military base in Kompong Speu province, had been drinking with four friends at the Tuol Kok district bar and was sitting at a table stationed near the communal toilet when he got into an altercation with a fellow patron who was exiting the bathroom, according to deputy district governor Sang Sopheakvichet.
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