Four poachers killed in Kaziranga National Park

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Golaghat (Assam), May 21 (ANI): At least four poachers were killed in an encounter with forest guards in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat District on Friday.

Acting on specific information, forest guards surrounded the poachers between Mihimukh and Baghpara camps in Kohora range of the Park on Friday morning.

According to state forest officials, an encounter followed the rounding up, in which four poachers were killed.

Officials recovered one .303 rifle from the possession of slain poachers.

The incident comes three days after seven poachers, including a retired forest guard, were arrested in the park.

The incident exposed a nexus between a section of forest guards and poachers.

Kaziranga Jeep Safari organisation has announced a special award for the six forest guards involved in the encounter.

Kaziranga, a UNESCO world heritage site, has largest population of one horned rhinos.(ANI)

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