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Shooting at US Embassy car in Haiti


Shooting at US Embassy car in Haiti

The Haitian Information Officer said no embassy staff were injured in the incident. (Represent)

Port-Au-Prince:

An embassy spokesman said shots were fired at US Embassy vehicles in Haiti on Monday in an attack that also affected Haitian police and commercial vehicles.

“No embassy staff were injured,” information officer Kathryn Edwards said in a statement. “A Haitian commercial driver traveling with the convoy was injured. However, the injury is not life-threatening.”

The statement did not identify the attackers. Gang violence has been rampant in the Caribbean nation and a local media report attributed the attack to the 400 Mawozo gang, which kidnapped a group of US and Canadian missionaries in year 2021.

The US State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

When asked about the report, Haitian government spokesman Jean-Junior Joseph said it was accurate.

The Haitian National Police this month regained control of the Varreux fuel station that had been blockaded for six weeks by the G9 gang alliance, triggering fuel shortages that have sparked a humanitarian crisis.

Fuel has slowly started returning to the stations since then.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from an aggregated feed.)

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