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Rebels overrun town in Haiti, kill police commissioner

Anti-Aristide rebels move into Hinche and kill its police commissioner. President Aristide refuses to use massive force to quell the uprising. Renewing their effort to topple Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, gunmen overran another town Monday and killed a police commissioner just hours before the president repeated that he would not use massive force to crush the revolt. Government spokesman Mario Dupuy said some 40 gunmen attacked Hinche, a farming town 70 miles north of the capital, and killed Commissioner Maxime Jonas and two other police officers. Radio reports said the rebels also released all the local jail’s prisoners. At least two Aristide opponents were also shot to death Sunday by a pro-government group in the port of St. Marc, a two-hour drive north of the capital, according to other radio reports. One station put the death toll at seven. Full Story

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