The President of Haiti has been shot dead at his home, it was confirmed today.
Jovenal Moise was killed in a nighttime raid at his property in the capital Port Au Prince by mystery Spanish-speaking gunmen.
A statement from Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, said the deadly attack took place in the early hours of this 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,” he said.
He added that Haiti’s 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.”
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