Ranger hurt in clash with loggers

Ranger hurt in clash with loggers

A park ranger was injured in a clash with Cambodian rosewood poachers in Pang Sida National Park in Sa Kaeo province on Thursday evening.

Eight park rangers on patrol clashed with about 30 armed loggers from Cambodia in Watthana Nakhon district about 5.30pm, according to Nuwat Lelapata, the national park chief.

A gunfight ensued for about half anhour. Ranger Pitak Khlonglom was shot in his right arm and right hand.

After the gunfight, the rangers arrested two Cambodians and seized 51 rosewood logs.

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