Venezuelan Presidents survives assassination attempt by a drone, government says
The Venezuelan government says that President Nicolás Maduro survived an assassination attempt during a live speech on Saturday.
The attack was reportedly carried out with a pair of drones laden with explosives, which detonated near his position.
Maduro speaking at an event commemorating the 81st anniversary of the country’s National Guard in the nation’s capital, Caracas.
Midway through his speech, a bang can be heard, after which Maduro and the people surrounding him look up, before the camera abruptly cuts to Venezuelan soldiers scattering in the streets.
Shortly after the incident, the country’s Minister for Communications and Information confirmed the attack, and indicated that the explosions came from “drone-like devices that carried explosives.” Maduro was uninjured during the attack, but seven National Guard soldiers were injured.
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