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Two UN police officers from Rwanda fatally shot in Haiti

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM


Authorities say two United Nations (UN) police officers from Rwanda were fatally shot at their residence in northern Haiti.

In a statement Thursday, the Rwanda National Police said the two female officers who were serving under the UN stabilisation mission in Haiti were shot and killed inside their living quarters in Cap Haitien by unidentified assailants.

They believe the killings of the two assistant inspectors occurred on Tuesday. There have been no arrests.

An investigation by the UN mission Haitian National Police, and Rwandan authorities has been launched.

Head of the UN mission Sandra Honore deplored the killings and sent her condolences to the women's families.

The UN has kept peacekeepers in Haiti since the 2004 rebellion that ousted then-President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.