Mob in Dominican Republic kills Haitian father

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A Haitian man died after being attacked by a mob in the Dominican Republic for allegedly stabbing his 4-month-old daughter, authorities said Sunday.

The violence in the poor village of La Victoria began late Saturday when Jean Lounis got into an argument with the infant's mother, Patricia Philomar, and attacked her, police said in a statement.

When the mother ran away to call police, Lounis allegedly stabbed his daughter in the neck and carried her outside by one leg. Neighbors then beat Lounis and stabbed him in several parts of his body, the statement said.

Lounis, 37, died Sunday morning in the hospital, police said. The baby was in intensive care following surgery.

Mob violence, much of it directed at Haitians, is relatively common in the Dominican Republic, where crime is high and mistrust of police is widespread.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and relations between the two neighbors have been fraught with acrimony for decades.

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