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Haiti Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt, His Office Says

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PORT-AU-PRINCE — Gunmen unsuccessfully tried to assassinate Prime Minister Ariel Henry of Haiti throughout an occasion on Saturday commemorating the Caribbean nation’s independence, his workplace mentioned in a press release on Monday night time.

“Bandits and terrorists,” the assertion mentioned, had tried to shoot the prime minister at a church within the northern metropolis of Gonaïves the place the ceremony marking the 218th anniversary of independence was going down.

Video footage broadcast on social media confirmed Mr. Henry and his entourage scrambling towards their automobiles as an armed group started capturing exterior the cathedral in Gonaïves.

The police, who referred to as Saturday’s assault the work of “armed groups,” have been unable to instantly verify casualties. Haitian media mentioned the capturing killed one particular person and injured two extra.