Deeply shocked by the assassination: Armenia’s acting PM expresses solidarity with Haitian people

Deeply shocked and saddened by the assassination of the Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in a Twitter post.

“I wholeheartedly condemn this heinous act. In the face of this tragic situation, I express my solidarity with the Haitian people,” Pashinyan said.

Four people suspected of assassinating Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse have been killed in a shootout with the security forces, police say.

Two others have been detained, while officers are still in combat with some remaining suspects in the nation’s capital Port-au-Prince.

“They will be killed or captured,” police chief Leon Charles said.

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Mr Moïse, 53, was fatally shot and his wife was injured when attackers stormed their home early on Wednesday.

The unidentified gunmen entered the private residence in Port-au-Prince at 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT). Mr Moïse was killed, but First Lady Martine Moïse survived and has been flown to Florida where she is receiving treatment.

She is reported to be in a stable but critical condition.

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