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Encounter after rhino poaching

Forest guards in Kaziranga National Park had a heavy exchange of firing with poachers hours after a female rhino was killed on Wednesday.

The encounter took place near the Rangolu forest in Burhapahar range in the morning hours after forest guards spotted the hornless rhino carcass atop the Kukurakata Hill.

The heavy gunbattle lasted for nearly 2 hours. But there is no report of any casualty as the poachers were believed to fled from the spot.  

With this, poachers have killed 16 rhinos in the world heritage site during this last four months.    

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