Six people, including one US citizen, have been arrested and seven reportedly killed as Haitian security forces pursued the gunmen responsible for the assassination of the Caribbean country’s president, Jovenel Moïse.

Iran Press/America:  Haitian security forces on Thursday apprehended more of the men suspected to have assassinated President Jovenel Moise the previous day, according to live images shown by various Haitian media outlets

According to Reuters, the police and army had encircled the gunmen already on Wednesday and since been in a fierce gun battle, according to officials.

At around 1 A.M on Wednesday, July 7, a group of unidentified people, including some speaking Spanish, attacked the president's private residence, mortally wounding the head of state. The First Lady suffered bullet injuries and was in the hospital, said a statement released by Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph’s office. 219