Port-au-Prince, July 8: Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated at his residence early on Wednesday, according to the country’s acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who has declared a state of seige in the country.
It is being said that the attackers were heavily armed and highly trained.
The attackers stormed Moise’s home at around 1 a.m. and fatally wounded the head of state, according to the acting prime minister, who described the assassination as a “heinous, inhumane and barbaric act.”
Haiti’s first lady, Martine Moise,who was also shot in the attack, has been evacuated to a hospital in Miami for treatment, said Haiti’s ambassador to the US.
Her condition is stable but critical, Ambassador Bocchit Edmond said in a press briefing.
The country is in a precarious situation as there is food shortages and rising inflation.