Screenshot from a WhatsApp video circulating showing the PNH excavator shovel emitting smoke in Martissant, Haiti, on Monday, May 22, 2023. The video is believed to have been recorded and shared by the gang.

PORT-AU-PRINCE—An armored Haiti National Police excavator was set on fire in Martissant on Monday, bringing to three the number of armored vehicles destroyed in less than a week as police continue the struggle to crack down on heavily-armed gangs.

Members of the "5 Segond" gang took responsibility for the burning and posted a video of the burning vehicle in flames. 

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.