11 armed suspects try to break into Taiwan embassy in Haiti; arrested | World News

Two days after the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moise, 11 armed suspects tried to break into the Taiwanese embassy in Port-au-Prince, stated Taiwan international ministry on Friday. The ministry stated that every one suspects have been arrested, with out giving any particulars about their identities or their motive for the break-in.

“As for whether the suspects were involved in the assassination of the President of Haiti, that will need to be investigated by the Haitian police,” Taiwan’s international affairs spokesperson Joanne Ou instructed The Associated Press.

The suspects tried to break into the embassy whereas Taiwanese diplomats had been working from dwelling. The embassy safety guards alerted the police concerning felony trespass, officers stated. According to Taiwan’s international ministry, some doorways and home windows had been damaged however there was no different harm to the embassy.

Also Read | PM Modi sends condolences to Haiti over assassination of President Jovenel Moise

Haiti is considered one of a handful of nations that keep diplomatic ties with Taiwan as a substitute of the rival mainland Chinese authorities in Beijing. The Caribbean island of greater than 11 million individuals had grown unstable beneath Moise however the president’s assassination has exacerbated the uncertainty over the nation’s politics.

Moise was discovered assassinated at his non-public residence on Wednesday. Haiti’s interim prime minister Claude Joseph stated in an announcement {that a} group of unidentified assailants attacked Moise’s dwelling at round 1am and fatally shot the top of the state. First Lady Martine Moise additionally sustained accidents and is at the moment receiving remedy at a hospital in Miami, US.

Seventeen suspects have been detained thus far in reference to Moise’s assassination however officers haven’t revealed the motive behind the killing. Among the suspects are two US residents who had been arrested by the Haitian police on Thursday. One of the arrested males was a former bodyguard on the (*11*) embassy in Haitian capital Port au Prince, as per Associated Press report.

(With AP inputs)

Back to top button