29 April, Guwahati
Forest guards have gunned down 3 poachers in 2 separate incidents in the World Heritage site Kaziranga national park in Assam .
Park authority said that the incident occurred at Agoratali range of the park in the wee hours of Wednesday . Sources said alert forest guards engaged in exchange of fire with a group of rhino poachers.
While 2 of them were killed on the spot, others managed to escape. But later forest guards killed one of them taking the casualty to three. Arms and ammunitions were recovered from slain poachers.
At least 9 rhinos have been killed by the poachers in the park this year.