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Haitian president Jovenal Moise was shot dead in his private home in what is being called an “inhuman and barbaric attack” by Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph on Wednesday. Mr Moise’s wife was injured during the brutal attack and is receiving medical care in hospital, said Mr Joseph in a statement. Gunshots could be heard throughout the capital of Port-au-Prince amid the attack.
Mr Joseph said: “All measures are being taken to guarantee the continuity of the state and to protect the nation.”
As is understood, the attackers that killed Mr Moise are still unidentified.
In a statement from Mr Joseph, originally written in French, the Haitian Government said: “Around 1am on the night of Tuesday, 6 to Wednesday, 7 July 2021, a group of unidentified individuals, within which some spoke Spanish, attacked the private resident of the President of the Republic [of Haiti] and fatally injured the Chief of State.
“Injured by the bullet, the First Lady is receiving the necessary medical care.”
The statement continues: “The Prime Minister, Dr Claude Joseph and the CSPN [Haitian National Police] condemn this odious, inhumane and barbaric act and appeal to the population for peace.
“The national security situation of the country is under the control of the National Police of Haiti [PNH] and Haiti’s Armed Forces.
“All measures have been taken to guarantee the continuity of the state and protect the nation.”
The statement concludes by saying: “Democracy and the Republic will overcome [these events].”
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