Chile’s ambassador to Haiti has been attacked by armed men in a Haitian village during a visit to a clean water initiative.
Patricio Utreras was visiting a project run by Fundacion America Solidaria, a clean water NGO, on Wednesday alongside his wife and a number of NGO workers when five unknown men armed with AK-47s descended on the delegation.
La Tercera, a Chilean newspaper, reported that the gunmen arrived at Boutin, a village about 19km from the capital, Port-au-Prince, in a white Ford at around midday (16:00 GMT) and opened fire on the group.
Chilean police assigned to protect Utreras used their service weapons to repel the assault, forcing the attackers to flee, according to a statement from the Chilean foreign ministry.
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