Haiti requests U.S. troops to protect key infrastructure - minister

Gunmen assassinate Haitian president at his home, in Port-au-Prince

HAVANA (Reuters) - Haiti's government has requested that the United States send troops to protect key its infrastructure following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise this week, Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said on Friday.

Jalina Porter, State Department spokeswoman, told reporters earlier on Friday that she could not confirm such a request had been made.

(Reporting by Sarah Marsh in Havana and Daphne Psaledakis in Washington; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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