Haitian ‘mob’ attacks Dominican Republic soldiers, 3 hurt

Border Crossing, Elias Piña. Photo elnuevodiario.com.do

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Army troops repelled on Saturday have been attacked by gunfire and stones from a Haitian mob at the Carrizal, Elías Piña (west) border crossing when they tried to transfer a load of cement without the need of paying out the customs obligations.

A few Haitians and a Dominican soldier had been injured in the melee, in accordance to nearby media.

In accordance to a report by the Dominican Border Guard (Cesfront), the Haitians attacked the troopers assigned to the publish and experienced to phone reinforcements to deal with the mob’s aggressiveness.

The Cesfront troops, who arrived at the scene to appease the Haitians, were shot, equally extended and quick weapons, as nicely as stones and tear gasoline, states the report Listín Diario received a copy.

“We proceeded to repel the aggression and to advise our superiors so that they ship more reinforcements, due to the fact the variety of Haitian aggressors exceeded that of the navy forces accountable for guarding the spot,” he describes.

The report suggests Haitian and Dominican authorities held a assembly Sat. afternoon, following the incident.

Haitian President tweets

The president of Haíti, Jovenel Moïse (@moisejovenel) tweeted his rebuke of the “territorial violation in the border town of Belladère” (Haiti east).

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