03 July 2022,   22:04
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Haiti police say 26 Colombians, two US-Haitians took part in Jovenel Moïse assassination

A heavily armed commando unit that assassinated Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moïse, was composed of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, authorities have said, as the hunt goes on for the masterminds of the killing, writes The Guardian.

Moïse, 53, was fatally shot early on Wednesday at his home by what officials said was a group of foreign, trained killers, pitching the poorest country in the Americas deeper into turmoil amid political divisions, hunger and widespread gang violence.

Police chief Charles Leon paraded 17 men before journalists at a news conference late on Thursday, showing a number of Colombian passports plus assault rifles, machetes, walkie-talkies and materials including bolt cutters and hammers.

“Foreigners came to our country to kill the president. There were 26 Colombians, identified by their passports, and two Haitian Americans as well. 15 Colombians were captured, as well as two Haitian Americans. Three of the assailants were killed and eight remained on the run”, - Charles said.

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