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Two poachers killed in Kaziranga

PTI November 10, 2014 17:42 IST

Kaziranga (Assam): Two poachers were killed in an encounter today with forest guards in the Kaziranga National Park, famed for its one-horned rhinoceros.  

Acting on a tip-off, forest guards spotted the duo in a forest area between Diffloo and Borbhag camp in Burapahar range in Nagaon district and an encounter ensued in which the poachers were killed, a senior forest official said.  

The forest guards also recovered a .303 rifle, eight live cartridges, seven empty cartridges, some foodstuff and a mobile handset.

The slain poachers are yet to be identified and their bodies have been sent for postmortem.  A total of 14 poachers have been killed this year in Kaziranga National Park.