Haiti Ambassador: The attack was by “Commandos”

Ambassador Bocchi Edmond will pause when talking about the late President of Haiti, Jovenel Moise, during an interview with the Associated Press at his office at the Haiti Embassy in Washington on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Carolin Custer / AP photo)

Haiti’s ambassador to the United States, Bocchi Edmond, said the attack was carried out by “well-trained professional troops” and “foreign mercenaries.”

He refused to comment on suspects and potential motives.

The ambassador said Haiti sought help from the US government in an assassination investigation led by the Haitian National Police. The White House hasn’t confirmed exactly what it offers, but the ambassador speaks to them and believes that help will come.

Edmond told The Associated Press that Haiti had repeated requests for additional security assistance made a few months ago.

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