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Venezuela Says Drone Attack Targeted President Maduro

August 04, 2018

Venezuela’s government said explosives carried by drones were detonated near President Nicolás Maduro and his entourage at a military ceremony Saturday in what the leader called an assassination attempt by right-wing foes.

Mr. Maduro was unharmed, but the blasts injured seven soldiers taking part in a military parade honoring the National Guard in the capital of Caracas, the government said.

“It was an attempt to kill me, they tried to assassinate me today,” Mr. Maduro said on national television three hours after the incident, as his aides listened and applauded him.

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