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President of Haiti assassinated in his own home

The President of Haiti has been assassinated in his own home, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said.

The Presidents wife Martine Moise was also injured in an attack by an unknown group, and she is receiving treatment in hospital.

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The killing of President Jovenel Moise comes as the country undergoes deepening political and economic instability, with a spike in gang violence.

The fifty-three-year-old has been ruling Haiti for over two years, a country which is still recovering from the devastating earthquake which took place in 2010.

Opposition leaders have accused Moise of seeking to increase his power, including creating an intelligence service which only answers to the President.

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Haiti was scheduled to hold a general election later this year.

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