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Three police officers shot dead in US

At one of the demonstrations in Dallas, a gunman opened fire on white officers assigned to the protest, killing five of them


Three police officers were shot to death and several others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, the city's mayor said, as the country remained on edge in the wake of police shootings of black men and the killings of five Dallas officers. The officers in Baton Rouge were responding to a call of shots fired when they were ambushed by at least one gunman, Mayor Kip Holden told NBC News. A gunman was shot but his condition was not clear, a Louisiana State Police official told NBC. A spokesman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said police and sheriff's deputies were ...

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First Published: Mon, July 18 2016. 00:09 IST