in a shocking incident Haiti President Jovenel Mose has been assassinated. According to reports, he was attacked inside his house. Haiti’s interim prime minister, Claude Joseph, said the incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday. Tension prevailed in the country in recent months as violence between groups escalated in the capital.
“Some unidentified persons, some of whom were speaking in Spanish, attacked the President’s private residence and mortally wounded the Head of State,” the PM said. He said the President’s wife was also shot but her life was saved.
At the same time, a few days ago, at least 15 people were killed in firing on a main road in the capital. A journalist and a political activist were also among the dead. National Police Chief Leon Charles said on Wednesday that the shooting happened hours earlier after a spokesman for a group of disgruntled police officers was killed in the same area.
This group is known as Phantom 509. He blamed the associates of Phantom 509 for the mass murder but did not provide any evidence.