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Two poachers killed in Assam national park

IANS  |  Guwahati 

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.

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 a.m. today (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.

Located at the northern bank of Brahmaputra river, Orang National Park has an area of 78.81 square km.

There are over 100 one-horned rhinos in the park.

--IANS

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Two poachers killed in Assam national park

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

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.

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 a.m. today (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.

Located at the northern bank of Brahmaputra river, Orang National Park has an area of 78.81 square km.

There are over 100 one-horned rhinos in the park.

--IANS

ah/py/vm

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Two poachers killed in Assam national park

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.

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 a.m. today (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.

Located at the northern bank of Brahmaputra river, Orang National Park has an area of 78.81 square km.

There are over 100 one-horned rhinos in the park.

--IANS

ah/py/vm

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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