Jovenel Moïse was assassinated overnight in his private residence by unidentified armed attackers. The assassination of the Haitian President coincides with a rise in armed violence in Port au Prince, the capital, and in other major towns in the country. This article published by Reuters is written by Andre Paultre. Here is an excerpt:
Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in a “barbaric act”, the government said on Wednesday, stirring fears of escalating turmoil in the impoverished Caribbean nation.
The assassination coincided with a wave of gang violence in Port-au-Prince as armed groups have battled with police and one another for control of the streets in recent months, turning many districts of the capital into no-go zones.
The 53-year-old president’s wife, Martine Moise, was also shot in the attack that took place around 1 a.m. local time (0500 GMT) and was receiving medical treatment, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement.
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