US warns Zimbabwe over election after 2-year-old killed

Supporters of Zimbabwes main oppositon leader, Nelson Chamisa are seen close to his campaign vehicle outside the magistrates courts in Harare, Thursday, June, 14, 2018.Zimbabwes military backed president and a youthful opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa have registered for July 30 elections, the first without former Leader Robert Mugabe’s participation.(AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

HARARE, Zimbabwe — The United States on Thursday condemned the killing of a 2-year-old boy in Zimbabwe as a “senseless and horrific act” and warned that if the murder was politically motivated it would call into question the country’s commitment to a free and fair election next month.