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Haiti president assassinated: US citizen amongst six individuals held over killing of Jovenel Moise

A US citizen is amongst six individuals detained over the assassination of Haiti’s president.

Jovenel Moise was shot useless at his house in Port-au-Prince, the capital of the impoverished Caribbean island, within the early hours of Wednesday.

Officers have stated the assault was carried out by “a extremely educated and closely armed group”, whose members spoke Spanish or English.

Police chief Leon Charles stated six of the lads who killed Mr Moise on the personal residence have been captured and officers are trying to find the masterminds behind the operation.

Mathias Pierre, minister of elections and interparty relations, informed the AP information company that one of many six was a US citizen who he named as James Solages.

FILE PHOTO: Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during a news conference to provide information about the measures concerning coronavirus, at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince
FILE PHOTO: Haiti's President Jovenel Moise speaks during a news conference to provide information about the measures concerning coronavirus, at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti March 2, 2020. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo
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President Jovenel Moise was killed at his house

Two of the six have been arrested after a crowd discovered them hiding in some bushes in Port-au-Prince.

Seven different suspects have been killed, in keeping with authorities.

Haiti‘s Prime Minister Claude Joseph has appealed to residents at hand over suspects to officers and to not assault them.

Earlier on Thursday, tons of of residents gathered outdoors a police station within the capital the place a few of these regarded as concerned have been being held.

They shouted “burn them” and set fireplace to a automobile they believed was linked to the killers.

Wednesday’s atrocity was condemned by Haiti’s most important opposition events and the worldwide neighborhood.

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