Forest guards fatally shoot 3 suspected poachers at famed rhino reserve in northeast India

January 14, 2015 11:30 AM

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GAUHATI, India – Officials say wildlife rangers in remote northeastern India have shot three suspected poachers dead in a gunbattle in a famed rhino reserve.

National Park Director M.K. Yadava says the rangers had received a tip about the poaching attempt and spotted four armed poachers before dawn. A shootout then erupted with three of the poachers killed and one escaping.

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