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Poacher killed in Pobitora gunfight

A dread rhino poacher died two of his associates were nabbed at an encounter with police in Pobitora on Friday.

The fierce gunbattle took place at midnight at Pagldbeel area inside the wild life sanctuary when police and forest guards launched an operation.

As the poachers came to see the security forces they started indiscriminate firing at them. When retaliated with firing one of the poachers died on the spot while two others were as they tried to flee.

The deceased was believed to have hailed from Nagaland.

The police are interrogating the arrested duo. 

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