State Of Seize Declared In Haiti After President Assassinated

State Of Seize Declared In Haiti After President Assassinated

Haiti, July 8 (TNA) A state has been declared in Haiti after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse at his private residence, Interim Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced.

"In line with article 149 of the Constitution, I have just chaired an extraordinary council of ministers and we have decided to declare a state of siege throughout the country," Joseph said during a speech broadcast on social media.

"They shot and killed the president and injured his wife," he went on, assuring that their deaths "would not go unpunished." Moïse's wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, has been hospitalised, Joseph said.

Earlier on Wednesday, Joseph called the attack a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti’s National Police and other authorities had the situation in the Caribbean country under control.

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