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Poacher Shot Dead After His Group Killed an Elephant

ABC News   in  ·
February 11, 2015

Wildlife rangers killed an armed poacher in a shootout after he and others infiltrated a private ranch and shot dead an elephant, Kenya Wildlife Service said Tuesday.

A rifle and bullets were recovered at the scene of the shootout in Choke Ranch in Kenya’s south, and the surviving poachers fled before they could cut off the elephant tusks, the service said.

Human rights groups have accused wildlife rangers of executing suspects. A report released by the Muslims for Human Rights group last year accused some rangers of executing suspected poachers to cover their involvement with them.

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