Justice minister killed

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The Independent Online
WASHINGTON - The Haitian Minister of Justice, Guy Malary, was killed by gunmen who sprayed his car with bullets as he left his ministry in Port-au-Prince yesterday, writes Patrick Cockburn. His driver and two security guards were also killed. Mr Malary, one of Haiti's leading lawyers, was a key figure in the civilian government appointed by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, which was meant to take over from the military regime. His assassination appears to mark the end of the attempt by the US and the UN to arrange a peaceful transition from military to civilian rule.