Haitian official says 2 journalists killed in mob attack

Police said Saturday they are investigating an outbreak of mob violence that a Haitian politician claims resulted in the deaths of two journalists who were considering campaign runs for the Senate. Haitian and UN police have yet to publicly identify victims of the June 27 mob attack in which police said people in the northern town of St. Raphael were taking revenge on men they believed had robbed a local credit union. But Georges Honorat, assistant secretary-general of the leftist National Popular Party, identified two of the victims as Prad Jean Vernet and Adrien Michel, who he said were journalists with the small party's Haiti Progres newspaper. The weekly newspaper, of which Honorat is editor-in-chief, is distributed in Haiti and the United States.