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How a gang attack in rural Haiti turned into tragic bloodbath, leaving death, destruction

Posted on AllSides June 21st, 2024
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The heavily armed men burst through on 10 motorcycles under a dark sky, traversing dirt roads, passing mango and coconut trees to reach their destination, a small rural community of thatched roof houses inside Haiti’s upper rice-growing Artibonite Valley. Their mission: to kidnap a local teacher in Lagon. But instead of a kidnapping, the incident in the rural communities of Lagon and Grand Plaine quickly descended into a chaotic bloodbath after residents tried to fight back. Armed with nothing but their bare hands and rocks, they set up barricades, trying...

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