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Elephant killings 'not for ivory'

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PHETCHABURI - A police investigation has found no connection between the slaughter of two elephants and the trafficking of tusks, provincial governor Monthien Thongnit said on Thursday. 

Mr Monthien said police will look further into the case, although the evidence only pointed to conflicts between two villagers who had been arrested and wild elephants which had disturbed their farming.

The conflicts were the motive behind the killing of the two elephants, according to a preliminary probe by police, he added.

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