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French Diplomat Killed in Haiti


A French diplomat has been shot dead in Haiti while driving through the capital, Port-au-Prince.

The French Embassy in Haiti says that Paul-Henri Mourral, the honorary French consul to the northern city of Cap-Haitien, was shot late Tuesday by gunmen who then stole his vehicle. He died several hours later at a local hospital.

Reuters news agency reports that the French Foreign Ministry condemned the killing and demanded the Haitian government bring the killers to justice.

United Nations peacekeepers were deployed in Haiti last year to try to restore stability after President Jean Bertrand-Aristide was ousted during a revolt.

Some information for this report provided by AP , AFP and Reuters.

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