NBC News reports:
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday.
First Lady Martine Moïse is hospitalized following the attack late Tuesday, interim Premier Claude Joseph said.
Joseph condemned what he called a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti’s National Police and other authorities had the situation in the Caribbean country under control.
The BBC reports:
Mr Joseph said that “all measures had been taken to guarantee to continuance of the state.” Jovenel Moïse, 53, had been in power since February 2017, after his predecessor, Michel Martelly stepped down. Mr Moïse’s time in office was rocky as he faced accusations of corruption and was challenged by waves of often violent anti-government protests.
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