Haitian President Jovenel Moïse Was Assassinated At Home, Acting PM Says : NPR

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, shown here in 2018, was assassinated at his home on Wednesday, the country’s prime minister reported.

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, shown here in 2018, was assassinated at his home on Wednesday, the country’s prime minister reported.

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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been assassinated, according to the country’s acting prime minister.

Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement that a group of people, some of whom spoke Spanish, attacked the president’s private residence and killed him.

The first lady was wounded by a bullet and is receiving care, he added.

“Every measure is being taken to guarantee the continuity of the state to protect the nation,” Joseph said in the statement.

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