Haitian police have killed a prominent rebel wanted in connection with the murder of four police officers earlier in the year.

Officials said Sunday Jean Rene Anthony was killed in a shootout with police near the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

The gunbattle came a day after another rebel leader, Remissaninthe Ravix, was killed in a shootout with Haitian authorities.

Mr. Ravix, the self-proclaimed leader of Haiti's disbanded military, was one of four leaders of a February 2004 revolt that forced Mr. Aristide to flee the country.

Haitian officials had been searching for the two men in recent weeks in connection with several police killings.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.