Officers killed, wounded in police operation in Haiti slum

March 12, 2021 GMT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A police operation in the Village of God slum in Haiti’s capital Friday left officers dead and eight wounded, authorities said.

President Jovenel Moïse confirmed that police officers were killed in the operation but did not say how many or provide any other details. He offered his condolences to their families and promised to support Haiti National Police.

“You did not win,” he said in a message to those who killed the officers.

The Port-au-Prince’s Village of God slum is run by a gang known as “5 Seconds.”

Haiti’s police department issued a statement saying that three of the eight officers who were wounded are in critical condition and undergoing surgery.


Officials said among those injured are SWAT team members.