India: poachers using Ak-47 assualt rifles to hunt rhinos at Kaziranga National Park

Posted on February 6, 2013 • Filed under: India, Travel News reported that insurgents in India’s troubled northeast are suspected of using AK-47 assault rifles to hunt rare, one-horned rhinos to cash in on a huge demand for the animals’ horns in China and Southeast Asia, police said Wednesday. Poaching has been rampant in and around the Kaziranga National Park in Assam state, where 21 rhinos were killed last year and eight so far this year. A half dozen of them were killed in the past month alone using AK-47s, leading police to suspect that insurgents had joined the poaching, Assam state police chief Jayanta Narayan Choudhury said. Read Article

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