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Assam: Rhino poachers shot dead in Orang national park

By Ians English

Guwahati, April 18: At least two poachers were killed by forest guards in Assam's Orang national park on Tuesday, an official said.

The guards also recovered a 303 rifle, 10 bullets and an axe.

Forest guards kill rhino poachers in Assam national park. (File photo)

Assam's Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Wildlife Bikash Brahma confirmed on Tuesday that the poachers had entered the park with the intention to kill one-horned rhinos.

"The incident took place around 1 am on Tuesday. The forest guards heard a gunshot and launched an operation immediately. The poachers fired at the guards when asked to surrender. Two poachers were killed in the ensuing gunfight," Brahma said.


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