During a speech before the national guards in Caracas, an attempt was made to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro. Near the Lodge of the head of state blew up the drone, loaded with explosives. The President was not injured
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Ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National guard, which was made by the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, was thwarted due to the attempt to assassinate the head of state, reports Reuters.
During his speech, President Maduro present suddenly looked up, and then the television showed footage of receding from the front line of soldiers, to whom was made President. After that, the broadcast was interrupted.
According to the Agency Efe, the President was attacked by a drone.
The journalist Roman Camacho wrote in his Twitter that according to sources, the drone was loaded with explosives, the explosion, which occurred close to the presidential Lodge, was wounded several cadets, however, the Venezuelan President was not injured and was evacuated. Present at the ceremony, other senior officials also were not injured.
Users of social networks published a recording of the broadcast from the event.
A source in Caracas confirmed the Agency “RIA Novosti” that the attempt, most likely, was. “Yes, an attempt, presumably, it was, but it was unsuccessful,” — said the source.
Video: RT en Español
According to Reuters, in the near future it is expected an official statement of the government about the incident. The Minister of communications of the country, Jorge Rodriguez said that the assassination of Maduro were involved in several unmanned aerial vehicles with explosives. According to him, the drones were neutralized, the explosion injured at least seven military.