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    US Aviation Authorities Restrict Flights Over Dallas After Shooting

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    The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced restrictions on flights over Dallas, Texas on Friday after gunmen started a shooting during protests against police violence.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The restrictions cover a radius of 2.5 nautical miles, according to the statement.

    "No pilots may operate an aircraft in the areas covered by this NOTAM [Notice to Airmen]<…> Only relief aircraft operations under direction of Dallas Police Department are authorized in the airspace," FAA said in a statement on its website.

    ​Earlier on Tursday night, Dallas protests against the killing of two unarmed black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana have turned tragic when several snipers shot 15 police officers — 4 Dallas Area Regional Transit police and 11 Dallas police officers.

    At least five officers are dead and several remain seriously injured per reports by the Dallas Police Association.

    According to police there were at least four people involved in the attack, all of whom were shooting with rifles from different points in a triangle arrangement to expand the kill box.

    All suspected perpetrators were either detained or 'neutralized', according to law enforcement.


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