Haiti: six police officers killed in gang attack

Haiti: six police officers killed in gang attack

Six police officers died in the north of Haiti during the attack on a police station by gang members, authorities said, a new act of violence at the origin of demonstrations this Thursday in Port-au-Prince .

“Bandits attacked three times a police sub-station in Liancourt, a locality in the north of the Caribbean country, and during the third attack, armed men attacking on all fronts killed six of our agents,” police chief Jean Bruce Myrtil told local radio on Thursday morning.

The Director General of the National Police of Haiti, Frantz Elbé, has indicated that his forces are on high alert (…) as of this Thursday, January 26.

Fourteen police officers have been killed by armed gangs since the beginning of the year, according to a count made by the National Union of Haitian Police Officers. Trade unionist Lionel Lazzare called on officials to adopt measures to protect officers.

Gang violence and humanitarian emergency have reached levels “not seen in decades” in Haiti, the UN was alarmed on Tuesday, insisting on the need to send an international force, a request on the table of the Council of security for three months, without result.

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