A radical civil rights group have allegedly claimed responsibility for killing five police officers in Dallas – and have warned of more attacks to come.
The group, called ‘Black Power Political Organization – BPPO’, posted the claim to its Facebook page this morning and said there would be more attacks in the coming days, the Daily Star reports.
Their post claims responsibility for shooting dead five police officers and injuring six more in the Dallas shootout during protests against the shooting of black men by police.
The post read:
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The group had apparently vowed days ago to avenge the shooting of Alton Sterling by Louisiana police, the Sun reports.
A message posted to their Facebook group which has now been deleted read:
Don’t worry my people! Justice will be served for Alton Sterling!
We contacted the police chief Carl Dabadie Jr. He already know what will happen to him, his wife Carla Settoon Dabadie, and his two sons, if he don’t do what we want.
So continue to support us, and (Black Knights) sniper assassin group.
There has been no official response to the group’s threats.