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Haiti’s new prime minister survives weekend assassination try, workplace says – Nationwide

Haiti’s new prime minister survives weekend assassination try, workplace says – Nationwide

Gunmen unsuccessfully tried to assassinate Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry throughout an occasion on Saturday commemorating the Caribbean nation’s independence, his workplace stated in an announcement.

Henry’s workplace stated on Monday that “bandits and terrorists” had tried to shoot the prime minister at a church within the northern metropolis of Gonaives the place the ceremony marking the 218th anniversary of independence was happening.

Video footage broadcast on social media confirmed Henry and his entourage scrambling towards their autos as an armed group started capturing outdoors the cathedral in Gonaives.

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Haitian media pointed to attainable gang involvement within the capturing, which they stated killed one individual and injured two extra.

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Gangs’ maintain on components of Haiti has strengthened because the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July.

Police, who referred to as Saturday’s assault the work of “armed teams,” have been unable to right away verify casualties. Previous to the incident, a neighborhood gang boss had made threats in opposition to Henry in native media.


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The prime minister’s workplace stated arrest warrants had been issued for the suspects who fired on Henry’s convoy.

The assault has renewed considerations concerning the security of officers in Haiti since Moise’s assassination.

Henry, whose administration is dealing with mounting challenges to its legitimacy, was sworn in as prime minister barely two weeks after Moise’s killing by the hands of suspected mercenaries. The nation has but to set a date to elect Moise’s successor.

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(Reporting by Gessika Thomas; Modifying by Cynthia Osterman and Invoice Berkrot)




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