Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Two poachers killed in encounter in Kaziranga

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KAZIRANGA (ASSAM): Two poachers were killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in the Kaziranga National Park. Acting on a tip-off, a team of forest staff and police, along with the CRPF, launched a joint operation in and around the park’s Burapahar range. An encounter followed at Kukurakata Hills near Rangalu Forest camp in which the two poachers were killed, a senior park official said. Two .303 rifles, sixteen rounds of ammunition and two mobile phones were recovered from the encounter site.

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