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07 août 2019 | 12h39 UTC

Haiti: Two security incidents reported in Port au Prince and Carrefour August 6

Haiti Alerte de sécurité

Two incidents near the US Embassy in Port au Prince and in Carrefour reported August 6; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2019, 12h00 until 9/8/2019, 11h59 (America/Port-au-Prince). COUNTRY/REGION Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Carrefour

Event

Two security incidents were reported on Tuesday, August 6, in Haiti.

The first incident involved gunfire reported near the US Embassy on Rue Roumain in Port-au-Prince at 14:00 (local time), during which directives were issued to avoid the area. This was linked to a land dispute located behind the Embassy. Authorities declared the area safe as of 15:15, though a heightened security presence is possible.

In the second incident, militants set cars alight and shot at people and cars in Village de Dieu, Carrefour. A confrontation between security forces and militants shortly followed while members of national delegations were reportedly traveling in the area. Sources indicate that all vehicle occupants escaped uninjured.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in Haiti, and particularly Port-au-Prince and Carrefour, are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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