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Haitian President Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated at his private residence by yet to be identified gunmen, the interim prime minister Claude Joseph, said on Wednesday.

“At about 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, a group of unknown individuals, some of whom spoke Spanish, attacked the president’s private residence and lethally wounded the Head of State,’’ Joseph said in a statement.

“Moise’s wife also received a gunshot, but undergoing medical treatment,” he added.

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The prime minister condemned this “disgusting, inhumane and barbaric’’ attack and called for calm.

“The security situation is under control of the national police and the armed forces,’’ Joseph said.


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