BREAKING: Haiti President Jovenel Moise Assassinated

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The President of Haiti Jovenel Moise has been assassinated by gunmen claiming to be DEA agents in a night-time raid on his home that also left his wife seriously injured, according to reports.

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A group of ‘foreigners’, some of whom spoke English and Spanish, broke into Mr Moise’s home in the hills above Port-au-Prince at around 1am on Wednesday. 

The 53-year-old was shot dead and the First Lady Martine, 47, remains in hospital after what Prime Minister Claude Joseph called a ‘hateful, inhumane and barbaric act.’

In footage purportedly recorded by a witness, someone with an American accent shouts into a megaphone: ‘DEA operation. Everybody stand down. DEA operation. Everybody back up, stand down.’

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Gunfire then erupts in the footage which was uploaded to Instagram by someone who says they were in the Pelerin 5 neighbourhood, where the president’s house is located.

The assailants were pretending to be from the US Drugs Enforcement Agency and were ‘mercenaries,’ a high-ranking government source revealed .

Residents said they heard high-powered rounds and saw men dressed in black sprinting through the neighbourhood. There were also claims of a grenade going off and drones being deployedThe Biden administration called it a ‘tragic attack’ and said the White House was still ‘gathering information’ and ‘assessing right now’.


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