Venezuela's Maduro Survives Attack by Exploding Drones

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05 August, 2018

Venezuela's global government broadcaster, TeleSUR, said on Twitter that the Venezuelan government confirmed an attempted attack on Maduro.

Seconds later, dozens of soldiers were seen running away before the broadcast was cut off, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported.

Maduro, who is serving his sixth term as the president of Venezuela, has been facing backlash as the country has been under severe economic crisis for the past five years, which further led to malnutrition, hyperinflation and mass emigration.

While Maduro was speaking about Venezuela's economy, the audio suddenly went. "He is working as usual", Rodriguez said.

He did not provide the names of those detained or describe the charges they are facing.

Maduro said the investigation into the incident started immediately and that some of those involved in the attack had been captured and charged, although he did not specify the charges against them. "No matter who falls".

In a televised address, Maduro said, "This was an assassination attempt, they tried to assassinate me". Maduro accused current Colombian President Santos of being behind the assassination attack with others involved.

Venezuelan officials are yet to comment on the incident.

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Mr Maduro has managed split opinion nearly as much as his predecessor in office, Hugo Chávez.

A little-known group called the "National Movement of Soldiers in T-shirts" claimed responsibility for the attack.

Venezuela's information minister says several drones loaded with explosives exploded close to where President Maduro was speaking.

. "It was not successful today, but it is just a matter of time".

Maduro was unharmed after an exploding drone "attack".

Security forces check a building after an explosion was heard during a ceremony attended by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in support of the National Guard in Caracas on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. "After losing the vote, they failed again", BBC quoted him as saying.

Seven National Guard soldiers were injured, Mr Rodriguez added.

He said Maduro was safe and in a meeting with his Cabinet and top military officials, and that the wounded men were being treated.


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