MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers on Saturday
killed four suspected poachers at Tsavo East in the coastal
region of Tana River.
A senior KWS officer was also
killed and another injured after a shootout with suspected
poachers in Tana River.
KWS communications officer Paul Udoto said they recovered
guns and ivory during morning operation.
He said the officers are pursuing the accomplices who escaped
during the raid with gunshot wounds.
The latest incident came after two suspected poachers were
killed in the Kulalu Galana ranch also in Tsavo East on Friday.
Udoto said the two were killed in shootout with KWS rangers
patrolling the ranch.
He said a KWS ranger was injured during the incident on
Friday and was airlifted to Nairobi for treatment.
An AK-47 rifle and 28 bullets were recovered from the
On Jan. 19, two suspected poachers were gunned down at Satao
in the Tsavo East National Park.
It came amid increased poaching in the park with about five
killed at the park last year.