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USA: Obama calls for unity after 3 officers shot dead in Baton Rouge03:16

USA: Obama calls for unity after 3 officers shot dead in Baton Rouge

United States, Washington DC
July 18, 2016 at 01:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Barack Obama called for unity following the fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge during a press conference in Washington DC on Sunday.

Addressing the recent police deaths in Dallas , the president said that "five days ago I travelled to Dallas for the memorial service of the officers who were slain there. I said that, that killer would not be the last person who tries to make us turn on each other nor will today's killer. It remains up to us to make sure that they fail."

Louisiana State Police confirmed that at least three police officers were killed in a shooting in Baton Rouge in Louisiana on Sunday. The attack comes after five police officers were killed during a sniper attack in Dallas on July 7. Both shootings are thought to be related to police killings of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as tensions remain high between the police and the African-American community.

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US President Barack Obama called for unity following the fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge during a press conference in Washington DC on Sunday.

Addressing the recent police deaths in Dallas , the president said that "five days ago I travelled to Dallas for the memorial service of the officers who were slain there. I said that, that killer would not be the last person who tries to make us turn on each other nor will today's killer. It remains up to us to make sure that they fail."

Louisiana State Police confirmed that at least three police officers were killed in a shooting in Baton Rouge in Louisiana on Sunday. The attack comes after five police officers were killed during a sniper attack in Dallas on July 7. Both shootings are thought to be related to police killings of African-Americans Alton Sterling and Philando Castile as tensions remain high between the police and the African-American community.

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