US President calls for national unity after killing of 3 police officers

Three police officers were shot to death and three others wounded in Baton Rouge on Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana capital.

US President, Barack Obama.

"We have our divisions and they are not new," Obama said in a press conference. "That is why it is so important that...everyone right now focus on words and actions that can unite this country further."

"We don't need inflammatory rhetoric."

Three police officers were shot to death and three others wounded in Baton Rouge on Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was killed by police in the Louisiana capital, sparking nationwide protests.

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