Haiti – FLASH: Violent confrontation at the border between Haitians and Dominican soldiers
Friday in the community of Carrizal Elías Piña at the height of the pyramid 181, where the Dominican Republic builds its territory, a large multi-agency complex that will be available at https://www.haitilibre.com/en/ news-27122-haiti-security-the-dominicans-explain-the-construction-work-at-the-border.html a highly motivated Haitian crowd, have made hostile remarks to the Dominican soldiers who have provoked the military reinforcement of the However, despite the presence of the Dominican soldiers on the spot and the summonses of use, a few dozen Haitians, most of them masked, crossed the border and threw stones. and bottles at the members of the Dominican army and the army. Specialized Corps of Land Border Security (CESFRONT), Colonel Ángel Alfredo Camacho Ubiera, Commander of the Third Infantry Brigade and Colonel Jose Manuel Durán, Director of Cesfront.
clashes where shots would have been fired on the Haitian side according to unconfirmed Dominican sources, two Haitians were injured. Haitian witnesses report a Haitian killed by the Dominican military, unconfirmed information from official sources.
A situation that the General Secretary of the Defense of General Rubén Paulino Sem and the high command of the army to meet urgently the Ministry of Defense in Santo Domingo. A Special Commission headed by the Army Commander General, Major General Estanislao Gonell Regalado and Inspector General Adm. Edmundo Felix Pimentel was set up to investigate the events and make a report as soon as possible.
Paulino Sem deplores what happened to the border but maintains that the military on the border have only their duty “The Dominican soldiers defended their Physical and territorial integrity against aggression […] “
Recall that for 3 days protests and fire burns are observed in Haiti in this area, protests that prevent the citizens of the country to carry out their business activities on Friday's cross-
To be continued …
HL / HaitiLibre