Hillary Clinton condemned the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge.

In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the Democratic presidential nominee said, "There is no justification for violence, for hate, for attacks on men and women who put their lives on the line every day in service of our families and communities."

Clinton said that violence must be rejected to "strengthen our communities."

Republican Donald Trump is blaming a "lack of leadership" for Sunday's shooting of police officers inBaton Rouge, Louisiana.

Trump says in a statement posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages that "We grieve for the officers killed in Baton Rouge today."

Three officers are dead and three others wounded after the shooting less than one mile from local police headquarters.

Trump is placing the blame on a lack of leadership and is demanding "law and order."

He asks, "How many law enforcement and people have to die because of a lack of leadership in our country? We demand law and order."

The violence comes less than a month after a pair of police shootings prompted the assassination of five police officers in Dallas.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.