Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry survived an assassination attempt by unidentified gunmen on Saturday during an official event commemorating the nation’s independence in the northern Haitian city of Gonaives, Henry’s office told the Associated Press (AP) on Monday.
The Haitian prime minister’s office told the AP on January 3 a group of “bandits and terrorists” shot at Henry on January 1 as he exited a church hosting the ceremony. The armed men reportedly attempted to penetrate a security team escorting Henry out of the building while “hiding” behind the church’s walls. The attackers also allegedly “threatened” the church’s bishop by “surrounding” the house of worship, according to Henry’s office.
The prime minister’s spokesman described the suspects’ actions as “intolerable,” adding