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A number of gunmen killed & arrested in firefight with suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Multiple gunmen killed & arrested in firefight with suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moise

Haiti’s nationwide police have arrested a number of males suspected of assassinating President Jovenel Moise, the federal government introduced, including {that a} gun battle with the alleged perpetrators remains to be ongoing.

The suspected assassins have been arrested “shortly earlier than 6pm” native time on Wednesday, Haiti’s minister of communication Frantz Exantus introduced on Twitter.

Whereas Exantus didn’t establish any of the alleged perpetrators or say what number of had been introduced into custody, Haiti’s nationwide police chief later informed a press convention that two “mercenaries” had been captured, whereas 4 others have been killed in a firefight. He added that three cops who have been briefly taken hostage by the purported assassins had been freed, although nonetheless vowed to kill or detain the remaining gunmen.

Unconfirmed footage alleged to point out the armed standoff has circulated on social media, through which barrages of gunfire are heard as a column of black smoke seems to rise from a constructing within the distance.

Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph’s workplace mentioned earlier that his administration was making certain the “continuity of the state” following the “villainous assassination,” later including that the PM had been in contact with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Unknown gunmen, allegedly saying they have been brokers of the US Drug Enforcement Company, raided Moise’s residence on Wednesday morning and gunned him down. Moise’s spouse Martine was additionally injured within the assault, and was flown to a Florida hospital in important situation.

The assassins “spoke English and Spanish,” the federal government mentioned, declaring a state of siege and launching a manhunt after the perpetrators.

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