The incident occurred on the morning of July 7 (local time) in Haiti – a South American country in the Caribbean region.
Global media reported that President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti was assassinated in his residence on 7/7. His wife was also seriously injured, according to the announcement of the current Prime Minister.
More specifically according to The Guardian, on national radio, Prime Minister Claude Joseph confirmed the death of President Moïse, and specified that the attack was carried out by a group of armed commandos, including foreigners.
“At 1:00 am on July 7, 2021 (local time, an unidentified group – including several Spanish speakers) attacked the president’s residence and assassinated the head of state. – Quote Mr. Joseph’s speech to the media.
President Moïse’s wife, Martine, was also seriously injured in the attack. Anonymous sources also confirmed to the PA the death of the president.
Although he condemned this as “a barbaric and heinous act,” Mr. Joseph reassured Haitians that the country’s security situation remained stable.
The assassination of President Moïse appears to have further mixed up the national situation in the Caribbean, after years of political instability and heightened violence. The late president’s tenure was marked by unrest, allegations of corruption and lingering controversies over when he would end his term.