Saddened: PM Modi offers condolences to Haiti over assassination of President Jovenel Moise
The President and his wife, Martine Moise were attacked at their private residence by a group of unknown gunmen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences on Thursday to the family of Haiti President Jovenel Moise who was killed in an assassination at his home on Wednesday.
"Saddened by the assassination of President Jovenel Moise and the attack on First Lady Martine Moise of Haiti. My condolences to the family of President Moise and the people of Haiti," PM Modi posted on Twitter.
The President and his wife, Martine Moise were attacked at their private residence by a group of unknown gunmen. The information was shared by the interim Prime minister of Haiti, Claude Joseph.
The killing of Moise, and the wounding of his wife, was sure to bring more chaos to the unstable Caribbean country already beset by gang violence, soaring inflation and protests by opposition supporters who accused Moise of increasing authoritarianism.
Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said the police and military were in control of security. The poorest country in the Americas, Haiti has a history of dictatorship and political upheaval. The streets of Port-au-Prince were empty and quiet.
As of Friday morning, the police have arrested at least 28 people, out of which two are of American origin. Twenty-six others are Colombians, national police director-general Leon Charles said at a news conference.
"We will strengthen our investigation and search techniques to intercept the other eight mercenaries," Charles also said in the briefing.
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