Venezuela: Military parade ends in panic after Maduro 'assassination attempt'

C/U Soldier's face W/S Bodyguards evacuate Maduro from under parade tents, military parade disperses A military parade in Caracas ended in panic as soldiers fled an explosion thought to be a failed assassination attempt of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Saturday. Two drones loaded with explosives were allegedly detonated close to the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian... Еще National Guard of Venezuela in the capital's downtown. Mid-speech, Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores looked up, after hearing the sound of an explosion. Bodyguards then escort the president away from the event, followed by soldiers fleeing. Seven members National Guards were reported injured. Maduro and other government figures were unharmed. Maduro blamed Colombia and elements in the US for the «an attempt to kill me.» The Colombian government refuted the allegations. An online resistance group 'Soldados de Franelas' — meaning Soldiers in T-shirts in English — claimed involvement on Twitter. The group did not provide evidence and has not responded to requests for comment. Three firefighters at the scene said the explosion was from a gas tank in a nearby apartment. The comments were made anonymously and no further details have emerged so far. MANDATORY CREDIT: Venezolana De Televisión

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