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Suspects of Haiti’s President assassination killed: What you need to know

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  • Security forces in Haiti have killed four people who were suspected of carrying out the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on Wednesday, as reported by police.

  • The incident happened in the country’s capital Port-au-Prince. The police are still in process of capturing the remaining two suspects.

  • Police chief Leon Charles said that these two suspects will soon be “killed or captured”.

  • President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home on Wednesday morning and the first lady was critically injured. She is currently being treated in Florida and is said to be stable.

  • Three policemen who were taken hostage by the people who carried out the assassination have been recovered. Mr. Charles addressed the media late Wednesday and said, "Four mercenaries were killed, two were intercepted under our control. We blocked [the suspects] en route as they left the scene of the crime. Since then, we have been battling with them.”

  • Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has asked the public to remain calm and has declared a nationwide state of emergency.

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