Two poachers killed in Kaziranaga National Park

Kaziranga, Nov 15 (PTI) Two suspected poachers were killed in an encounter with forest guards inside Kaziranga National Park today, KNP authorities said.

The two were killed during an exchange of fire between KNP forest guards and four poachers at Agratoli range at around 5 am, Park director Surajit Kumar Dutta told PTI, adding, the other two managed to escape.

KNP officials had launched a combing operation yesterday following information about presence of poachers inside the park, he said, adding there were no casualties among the animals in the park, famous for its one-horned rhinos.

Later, a 303 rifle and a bag of ammunition were recovered from the slain poachers and the police have launched a search outside KNP premises to apprehend the two who escaped, Dutta added.