Witnesses say at least one person is shot during violence near the hometown of assassinated president Jovenel Moise ahead of his funeral on Friday.
Ariel Henry assumes the role of Haiti's de facto leader nearly two weeks after President Jovenel Moise was gunned down.
Jovenel Moise had tapped Ariel Henry to replace Claude Joseph as prime minister in the days before the president was shot dead in his home in Port-au-Prince in the early hours of July 7.
Meanwhile, a Colombian police chief said a former Haitian justice ministry official may have ordered the assassination of Haiti's president, citing a preliminary investigation into the murder.
A US-based security firm appears to be central to Jovenel Moise’s killing by a professional team, which allegedly includes Haitian-Americans and ex-Colombian soldiers.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise’s assassination plot grows complicated as the intial probe reveals the hit squad had some training from US military and was hired via a shadowy Miami company.
Christian Emmanuel Sanon, who is of Haitian nationality, arrived in the island nation in June with “political objectives” in recruiting the gunmen who assassinated President Jovenel Moise last week.
Competing claims for the presidency by political rivals have fueled uncertainty as the government scrambles to maintain order and provide answers to the public about the killing.
Two men who were killed in gun fight and 15 others being interrogated in assassination of President Jovenel Moise "may have belonged to national army" of Colombia, having left it between 2018 and 2020, police say.
Haiti's police have killed or apprehended suspected killers of President Jovenel Moise, officials say, and are hunting for masterminds behind the assassination.
Setting an emergency meeting over the crisis, the UN Security Council. members unanimously called "for the perpetrators of this abhorrent crime to be swiftly brought to justice," and for "all parties to remain calm, exercise restraint."
Group of unidentified individuals attacked home of President Jovenel Moise overnight, killing him and wounding his wife Martine Moise, says PM Claude Joseph.
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