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“Our security agents, together with the police and the army, repelled the attack” , indicated a source within the BRH who preferred to remain anonymous. (Archive photo)

Agence France-Presse

An attack on the Central Bank of Haiti in the capital Port-au-Prince, which is largely in the hands of gangs, was repelled and several attackers were killed, an official told AFP on Tuesday. source within the establishment.

The Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) is one of the few institutions that have not fled the city center where several armed gangs are active.

A group of bandits attacked its premises on Monday, a source within the BRH who preferred to remain anonymous told AFP.

Our security agents, together with the police and the army, repelled the attack. Between three and four bandits were killed, she said.

One ​​of the BRH security agents was injured by gunshot, she said.

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The Bank, for its part, said Tuesday on X (formerly Twitter) that it was deeply grateful to our agents and the national police for their vigilance and constant commitment to protecting our community.

Faced with an incident that occurred yesterday near the premises of the BRH […], the police and the security team of the institution reacted with professionalism and efficiency, she said.

Haiti, which was already experiencing a deep political and security crisis, has been in the grip of renewed violence since the beginning of the month, when several gangs joined forces to attack strategic locations in Port-au-Prince as part of ;a fight against Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Highly contested, the latter was unable to return to his country after a trip to Kenya. He announced his resignation on March 11, saying his government would manage current affairs until a transitional presidential council is established.

Haitians have been waiting since the formation of these transitional authorities.

Monday, according to an AFP photographer, 14 bodies without lives were found in an affluent suburb of Port-au-Prince where gang members carried out attacks at dawn.

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