In the statement made by the Haiti National Police Officers Association, three policemen in the team, who were ambushed by gang members calling themselves “Ti Makak” (Little Mosquitoes) in the Thomassin region south of the capital, lost their lives in the attack.
In the statement, it was noted that information on the details of the attack was conveyed by the injured survivor police officer.
Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry, in a statement condemning the attack on social media, expressed his condolences to the families of the policemen who lost their lives and said, “Today, our police brothers were again victims of the bullets of illegal bandits. We are saddened by this barbaric attack.” used the phrases.
In his statement, Henry emphasized that the government is trying to do its best to ensure security in the country.
As a result of armed attacks by gangs, 21 policemen have lost their lives since the beginning of the year.
violence in Haiti
Since April 2022, more than 500 people have lost their lives due to the conflict of armed groups in the country, while more than 3,000 people have had to leave their homes.
Social unrest in Haiti was fueled by the assassination of President Jovenel Moise in July 2021, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in August that same year, inflation, cholera cases, kidnappings and increased violence. has deepened considerably in recent years.
In the country where inflation has reached its highest level in recent years, 40 percent of the population is dependent on food aid, while gang conflicts that have become chronic have led to the death of hundreds of people and the displacement of thousands.