3 poachers killed in Kruger Park

2013-03-27 20:49
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Johannesburg - Three rhino poachers were shot dead in a shootout with game rangers at the Kruger National Park on Wednesday evening, the Hawks said.

Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko said that around 18:00 the rangers heard a gunshot, which alerted them to the poachers' presence.

They found three Mozambican men, in their 20s, and a shootout ensued.

None of the rangers was wounded, Ramaloko said.

A hunting rifle and ammunition were found at the scene.

He said the rangers could not find any dead or wounded rhino in the area, but were keeping watch.

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