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RBPF guards Haitian Embassy following president’s assassination

Six heavily armed officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force guarded the Haitian Embassy on Shirley Street on Wednesday morning following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise at his private residence early this morning.

No civilians were on property here in The Bahamas other than the officers dressed in tactical gear. Two police cars were parked in front of the Haitian Embassy with their lights flashing.

Police officials in The Bahamas are on guard due to the political instability of the Haitian government. The US Embassy in Haiti was closed in the wake of the attack on the president and First Lady.

Moise was killed during an attack on his private residence early on Wednesday, according to the country's acting Prime Minister Claude Joseph.

Joseph said in a statement that a group of unidentified individuals attacked Moise's home at around 1 a.m. and fatally wounded the head of state. Haiti's first lady was also shot and is receiving treatment, he added.

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