The President of Haiti Jovenel Moise has reportedly been assassinated in a nighttime raid on the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince.
A group of gunmen, some of whom allegedly spoke in Spanish, broke into Mr Moise’s official residence at around 1am on Wednesday, according to a statement from the prime minister published in full by local broadcaster Juno7.
The 53-year-old was shot dead and the First Lady Martine was also injured in the attack, PM Claude Joseph wrote.
He said that Haiti remained under the control of the police and armed forces and ‘all measures are taken to guarantee the continuity of the State and protect the Nation.’
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