President of Haiti assassinated

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, was shot and killed at home overnight, premier says.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,


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President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated, the country’s prime minister announced Wednesday.

Interim prime minister Claude Joseph announced that Moise was apparently shot and killed at his home overnight.

The president’s residence added that the First Lady was wounded during the raid and is being treated at the hospital.

The shooting attack occurred at around 1:00 a.m. local time Wednesday.

France's former ambassador to the island nation said Moise hadn't been a successful leader and warned of a violent reaction to the killing, urging his country, "not to abandon Haiti."