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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been assassinated, according to the country’s acting prime minister.
Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement that a group of people, some of whom spoke Spanish, attacked the president’s private residence, killing him.
The first lady was wounded by a bullet and is receiving care, he added.
“Every measure is being taken to guarantee the continuity of the state to protect the nation,” Joseph said in the statement.