INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Five police dead in Dallas shootings

Five police officers have been shot dead in Dallas in the USA during protests against the shooting of black men by police.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 7:48 am
Updated Friday, 8th July 2016, 8:52 am
Five police officers have been killed in Dallas.
Five police officers have been killed in Dallas.

One suspect is in custody after a shootout with police, while a person of interest turned himself in, Dallas police tweeted.

Gunfire broke out as demonstrators marched through the city.

The protests were sparked by the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.

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The gunfire broke out at around 20:45 local time on Thursday (01:45 GMT Friday).

Dallas Police Chief David Brown said 11 officers were shot "ambush style" by the sniper fire, killing three. Police later said two further officers had died. One of those killed was a transport police officer.