Golaghat, February 26: Two poachers were killed in an encounter with security forces at Burhapahar range of Kaziranga National Park in Assam this evening, forest department sources said.Also Read - CRPF Raises Ex Gratia Payments For Families of Soldiers Who Die on Duty. Check Details

A group of five poachers exchanged fire with the joint security team of forest guards, Special Task Force and Police.(ALSO READ:Poachers kill male rhino in Kaziranga). Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Gunfight Between Terrorists And Security Forces at Srinagar Hospital, 1 Injured

Two of them were killed in the encounter, the sources said, adding three others managed to flee. One 3.3 rifle and one AK 47, both with magazines, were recovered from the spot. Search is on to nab the trio. Also Read - Good News for Travellers: Assam Reopens Kaziranga And Other Wildlife Tourist Spots For Visitors