Exchange of fire in Kaziranga National Park

An exchange of fire took place between forest guards and poachers in the world-famed Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2012, 18:07 PM IST

Guwahati: An exchange of fire took place
between forest guards and poachers in the world-famed
Kaziranga National Park on Wednesday.

Patrolling forest guards heard a gunshot early this
morning in the Burapahar range of the Park and immediately
retaliated, Park officials said.

An exchange of fire continued in the range but the
poachers managed to escape.

A massive search operation has been launched in the
area to nab the poachers.

The guards suspect that there were four poachers from
the footprints found in the range, the sources added.

PTI