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Woodcutters, forest guards exchange fire in Assam

Woodcutters and forest guards exchanged fire in central Assam's Morigaon district today but there was no casualty.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2010 19:07 IST

Woodcutters and forest guards exchanged fire in central Assam's Morigaon district on Sunday but there was no casualty.

Official sources said the forest guards of West Dharamtul forest range led by ranger Mustafa Ali Ahmed exchanged fire with the illegal woodcutters at Sibakunda reserve forest.

The woodcutters had opened fire when the forest guards approached and the guards retaliated.

The woodcutters managed to escape into the dense forest, the sources said adding one gun and serveral rounds of ammunition were found from the spot by the forest guards.