Jul 8, 2016 12:07 PM

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses Dallas police killings

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is addressing the nation to talk about the fatal shootings of 5 policemen in Dallas, which came after two black men died in police-involved shootings this week.

Five police officers were fatally shot and seven others wounded during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in other states, authorities said. It was the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Thursday's bloodshed, which unfolded just a few blocks from where President John F. Kennedy was slain in 1963, also evoked the trauma of the nation's tumultuous civil rights era.

Police Chief David Brown blamed "snipers," but it was unclear how many shooters were involved. Authorities initially said three suspects were in custody and a fourth dead.

Police were not sure they had located all possible suspects, but by Friday attention was focusing on a man who was killed by law enforcement with a robot-delivered bomb in a parking garage where he had exchanged fire with officers.

Authorities resorted to the bomb after hours of negotiations failed, Brown said.

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