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Haiti - FLASH : The First Baptist Church of Port-au-Prince victim of heavily armed men
27/09/2021 08:55:28

Haiti - FLASH : The First Baptist Church of Port-au-Prince victim of heavily armed men
Early Sunday, September 26, 2021, deacon Sylner Lafaille (60) and his wife Sister Marie Marthe Laurent Lafaille, who accompanied him, as they prepared to enter the First Baptist Church of Port-au-Prince located in the Réunion Street near the National Palace, for the celebration of the first service were attacked by heavily armed individuals.

Unsuccessfully trying to oppose the bandits who wanted to kidnap his wife, deacon Sylner Lafaille was cowardly gunned down before the people fled, kidnapping his wife.

Inside the church, the attack and the gunfire caused widespread panic among the faithful, many fainting, others seeking to hide, and others injuring themselves in their flight.

Rushed to the General Hospital, Deacon Lafaille unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

Reacting to this murderous attack, the Office for the Protection of the Citizen (OPC), "expressed its indignation and its anger" and asked those who in fact hold the power to take stock of their bitter failure in terms of security and protection of the lives of people deploring "After the tragedy that occurred at the Baptist Church of the Réunion Street, considered a holy place and inviolable space, no place is protected. Churches, schools, universities, radio and TV stations, public and private offices, shops are exposed to the fury of armed bandits operating with impunity."

Note that this is the second attack on a place of worship after the kidnapping on April 1 of 6 people (recorded on live video) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33390-haiti-flash-live-kidnapping-of-4-people-during-a-religious-service-video.html at the Galaad Adventist Church of Diquini (Gospel Kreyòl Ministry of Dikini) in the commune of Carrefour.

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