PORT-AU-PRINCE: According to the Haitian ambassador to the United States, the commando that assassinated the president was composed of “professional” mercenaries who posed as officials of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
President Moïse was killed at his home by an armed commando at around 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday night. According to the judge in charge of the case, quoted by the local press, his body was found riddled with 12 bullets, and his office and bedroom had been ransacked. His wife was injured and evacuated to Florida for treatment. Her life is not in danger.
According to interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, the attackers were “foreigners who spoke English and Spanish. »
The police said Wednesday night that they had chased down the alleged members of the commando immediately after the attack and were still “engaged in the battle with these assailants.
“Since last night we are fighting against them,” said the director general of the Haitian National Police, Leon Charles, in a television address. “Four mercenaries were killed, two were intercepted under our control,” he added. “Three police officers who had been taken hostage were recovered,” he said. No other information on the perpetrators of the assassination was disclosed.