Pres Maduro attempted assassination: 6 arrested

Pres Maduro attempted assassination: 6 arrested

Maduro was unharmed in the alleged attempt, but he later said that "they tried to kill me", according to local reports.

The minister said that such drones, a model known as DJI M600, are commonly used for "industrial jobs" and capable of lifting relatively heavy loads, such as a video camera and a recording kit.

Suspects allegedly launched two DJI Matrice 600 drones, which are popular with professional film-makers and sell for about £5,000 in the United Kingdom, each carrying 1kg of plastic explosives to target the president, his wife, Cilia, and other top Venezuelan officials as he addressed soldiers during a military parade.

RAND Corporation worldwide security policy analyst Colin Clarke told Wired that there was nothing particularly technically challenging about the alleged Maduro incident: "The barriers to entry have been lowered so much that literally anyone with enough money to afford a drone and the technical competence of a 12-year-old can pull off an attempt like this". Seven members of the national guard were injured.

He said the second drone lost control and fell into an apartment building, where it exploded on the first floor. One explosion was heard before Venezuelan state television abruptly ended its transmission.

"It was so strong the building shook", she said.

Both Cuban leaders expressed their "full solidarity and unconditional support for President Maduro", it said. Several vehicles have been seized and hotel rooms searched as part of the investigation.

The security forces later took apart the auto and found what appeared to be remote controls, tablets and computers, said the two, who identified themselves as Andres and Karina, without giving their last names.

Reverol said one of the detained had an outstanding arrest warrant for his alleged role in the August 2017 attack on a military base in Valencia. Another was previously arrested during anti-government protests in 2014, he said. "He and his staff were up much of the night making sure that Americans in Venezuela were safe".

The group admitted the failure of what it called "Operation Phoenix" and did not confirm if the action was an attempt on Maduro's life.

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Perez, who was known as "Rambo", claimed he was leading a revolt against the Maduro government.

"The name of Juan Manuel Santos is behind this attack", the authoritarian Venezuelan leader said.

"I hope the Trump administration is willing to fight terrorist groups that commit attacks in peaceful countries in our continent, in this case Venezuela".

The Colombian foreign ministry denied involvement, saying the allegations were "absurd" and "lacked any foundation".

Colombian authorities hitback calling the claims "baseless" and U.S. national security advisor John Bolton insisted there was "no United States government involvement" before suggesting that the incident could have been "a pretext set up by the regime itself".

On Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro was giving a speech when he allegedly became the victim of an assassination attempt.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday", Bolton said that if Venezuela had "hard information" of a potential violation of U.S. law, "we will take a serious look at it".

He described it as "a crime of terrorism and assassination" and said that the "material and intellectual authors inside and outside the country" had been identified.

Patricia Andrade, executive director of the human rights organization Venezuela Awareness Foundation, said Maduro's government takes advantage of any excuse to stop the opposition and dig in its heels.

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