Unknown gunmen assassinate Haitian president

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The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated at his home, according the country’s prime minister. Moïse’s wife is said to have been injured during a raid on the presidential quarters in the dead of night, Daily Beast is reporting.

A statement from Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, said the deadly attack took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “A group of individuals who have not been identified, some of whom were speaking Spanish, attacked the private residence of the President of the Republic and fatally injured the Head of State,”

Joseph said the first lady was also shot but has survived the attack. He condemned the “odious, inhuman, and barbaric act” and appealed for calm, adding: “All measures have been taken to ensure the continuity of the State and to protect the Nation. Democracy and the Republic will win out.” 📷: Caribbean National Weekly