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Rock Steady
22nd April 2012, 01:08 PM
Kenyan rangers shot dead five suspected elephant poachers in a night-time firefight in the north of the country, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Saturday.

"Five suspected poachers were last night gunned down and one escaped during a fierce exchange of fire with Kenya Wildlife Service rangers at Chepareria in West Pokot County," it said.

Two rangers were wounded in the firefight which went on for more than 40 minutes, the KWS said, adding that it had recovered 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of elephant tusks and three assault rifles at the scene.

Trading in ivory was banned in 1989 under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Sinners121
22nd April 2012, 01:52 PM
The wildlife servIces in Africa have been firing upon sight at suspected poachers for a long time now

teed
22nd April 2012, 02:59 PM
The wildlife servIces in Africa have been firing upon sight at suspected poachers for a long time now

Would have to be one of the hardest, and most dangerous jobs around. Third world country? Check. Weak domestic judiciary? check. Desperate guys with assault weapons defending illegal hunting? Yup, check.

xforcebaby
22nd April 2012, 03:23 PM
well thats just great Rock! what happens if they were just innocent free range hunters?:D


ps: sorry, couldnt help it lol

Sinners121
24th April 2012, 07:46 PM
It is an extremely hard job it eventually started because when they tried to inspect the camps with poachers they would get fired upon so they started firing upon sight instead. Unlikely that they are inicent as they are where they shouldn't be doIng the wrong thing and there is usually carcasses near by.