9 July 2021 Source BBC
A hit squad composed mostly of retired Colombian soldiers have assassinated Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse earlier this week,
A report by the police chief Léon Charles, said the group included 26 Colombians and two Americans of Haitian origin,
According to the report, Eight of the suspects are still on the run, while 17, including the two Americans, have been arrested.
The remaining suspects were shot dead during gun battles with the police in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
In the early hours of Wednesday, a group of gunmen broke into the president’s home and shot him and his wife. Mr Moïse was found lying on his back with 12 bullet wounds and died at the scene, according to authorities.
His wife Martine was seriously injured and has been flown to Florida for treatment, where she is said to be in a stable condition.
It is not yet clear who planned the attack or what motivated it.
Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, however, told the BBC that the 53-year-old president may have been targeted because he was fighting “oligarchs” in the country.