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Dallas shootout: Local media says lone sniper dead

Local media channels are reporting that the last suspect, who was engaged in a gun-battle with policemen, has been killed. Previously, the sniper had said he has hidden bombs “all over the city”. Five officers have been killed and several injured in the exchange that erupted during a peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

Americans across the country have been rallying in support of ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ following the fatal shooting of two African-Americans this week. On July 6, Philando Castile was shot dead in Falcon Heights, Minnisota, after being pulled over by a policeman. He was shot after he admitted to having a licensed firearm in the car. He was shot in the arm four or five times. Alton Sterling was shot following an encounter with two policemen.

The two deaths reignited the racism row across the country. Minnisota governor Mark Dayton attributing the death of Philando Castile to a racial attack by the law enforcement. US President Barack Obama urged America to admit the “serious problem” of prejudice in the country.

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