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Haiti-Gang violence: Dozens of houses looted and several vehicles stolen north of Port-au-Prince

  • April 3, 2024
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P-to-P, April 3, 2024 [AlterPresse] — On the evening of Tuesday April 2, 2024, heavily armed bandits looted dozens of houses and took several private vehicles from the villages Tecina and Théodat, in Clercine, in the municipality of Tabarre (northeast of Port-au -Prince), not far from the Motorized Intervention Brigade (Bim), according to information gathered by the online agency AlterPresse.

These armed bandits forced residents out of their homes, which they then looted, according to testimonies collected.

An unknown number of traumatized families have fled the area.

Since Tuesday evening, April 2, 2024, local residents have been calling for help to the Haitian National Police (PNH), who intervened some time later.

Exchanges of fire between armed bandits and Pnh agents were reported.

Bursts of gunfire were also heard in various places in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital, Port-au-Prince, particularly in Tabarre (in the northeast), Delmas 30, Christ-Roi (Port-au-Prince) , where an attack by armed individuals was reported.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, April 2, 2024, a young man identified by the name of Vanel Thomas was killed by a stray bullet in Lalue, in downtown Port-au-Prince, the scene of clashes between agents of the Pnh and armed bandits of the gang coalition Live Together who have been trying, for several days, to storm the National Palace, located on the Champ de Mars, the main public square in the capital.

On Monday April 1, 2024, 4 national police officers were injured, while an armored vehicle was set on fire by armed bandits, during these clashes.

Moreover, armed bandits ransacked, on April 1, 2024, the Petit Séminaire Collège Saint-Martiallocated not far from several police bases.

Four vehicles were set on fire, several deposits of religious articles and other spaces at the Petit Séminaire Collège Saint-Martial were looted, according to a provisional report from the Congregation of the Holy Spirit in Haiti. [emb rc apr 03/04/2024 11:55]