Exchange of fire in Kaziranga National Park

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.