October 17, 2021

President Of Haiti Assassinated In His Home

Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during a news conference to provide information about the measures concerning coronavirus, at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated in his private residence in Port-au-Prince earlier today.

The interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced on Wednesday that the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, 53, was shot and killed in his private residence. 

An official statement was published by the president’s residence on Wednesday confirming that the attack occurred around 1 a.m. local time (5:00 am GMT) and that first lady Martine Moise was also wounded and is cu

According to reports from AFP news agency, the Prime minister revealed that the assassination was carried out by a commando group with “foreign elements”.

“The president was assassinated at his home by foreigners who spoke English and Spanish,” Prime Minister Joseph was said to have disclosed. He also labelled the assassination as a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.”

“All measures are being taken to guarantee the continuity of the state and to protect the nation,” he added.

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