The serving president of Haiti was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning, the government said.
Jovonel Moïse was killed in his private residence around 1 a.m. local time Wednesday by a group of assailants, Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a Wednesday statement.
The statement did not identify the assailants, but said they were Spanish-speaking.
The first lady was also injured by gunshot, the statement said.
The attack followed years of protests against Moïse’s government, and calls for his resignation. Moïse has served as Haiti’s president since February 2017.
Joseph described the attack as “odious, inhumane, and barbarous.”
source : BUSINESSINSIDER