Haiti: Four dead after police gunfight with suspected Moise assassins

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Haiti’s security forces have killed four members of a group of ‘mercenaries’ who assassinated President Jovenel Moise in his home, police chief Leon Charles has said. … Haiti’s communications secretary, Frantz Exantus, had earlier said police had arrested the ‘presumed assassins’ without providing any further details. Three police officers held hostage by the suspected gunmen were freed late Wednesday, Charles said. The killing of Moise earlier on Wednesday, and the wounding of his wife, was expected to bring more chaos to the unstable Caribbean country already beset by gang violence, soaring inflation and protests by opposition supporters who accused Moise of increasing authoritarianism. Interim prime minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security. The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti has a history of dictatorship and political upheaval.” (07/07/21)