Poachers killed in Kruger shoot-out

2011-09-09 11:48
Mbombela - Two suspected poachers were shot dead and one was wounded in a shoot-out with the national defence force in the Kruger National Park, SA National Parks said on Friday.

The men were confronted by soldiers near Houtbos in the south of the park on Thursday afternoon, said spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli.

He said the wounded intruder was under police guard in hospital and expected to be charged soon.

A soldier was slightly injured in the tussle.

An AK-47 and a hunting rifle were confiscated.

"We are still investigating but are happy to say that a sweep of the area revealed no animal carcasses or injured animals."

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