A bus carrying journalists who were reporting on the Haiti election campaign was attacked by gunmen on Monday night according to reports in the US.
Based on a report from the Associated Press, the Washington Post says the bus was carrying seven Haitian journalists to a campaign stop by candidate Jacques Edouard Alexis. The driver was killed and one journalist was injured in the attack.
Tags: attacks on journalists, election, haiti, press freedom
Haitian National Television reporter Richardson Jordan told The Associated Press that the driver, an off-duty police officer with the prisons department, tried to rush past men armed with pistols, machetes and a homemade gun.
Jordan said the men opened fire and killed the driver with a shot to the head. The bus flipped, injuring one of the journalists, and the bandits rushed in to take money and a laptop computer.
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