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Haitian gangs launched a large-scale assault against multiple government buildings

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Saturday, 09 March, 2024, 12:06
Haitian gangs launched a large-scale assault against multiple government buildings

Haitian gangs launched a large-scale assault against multiple government buildings in or near downtown Port-au-Prince early Friday evening, according to a law enforcement source who took part in the fighting.
The source said the attack was coordinated and swift, with different groups simultaneously targeting multiple government buildings including the Presidential Palace, the Interior Ministry, and a police headquarters for Haiti's western district which includes Port-au-Prince.
Hundreds of people fled the area as gangs engaged in fierce battles against the police.
The source said as of publication, the attack was abating and gang members were beginning to retreat. It is unclear if the fighting is over for the night or if the gangs are simply regrouping.