Venezuelan President Unharmed After Assassination Attempt By Explosive Drones

A man counts 1000 Bolivar-bills to buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche a neighbourhood of Caracas

A man counts 1000 Bolivar-bills to buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche a neighbourhood of Caracas

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has survived an assassination attempt at a military event in Caracas.

The moment Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro's speech was interrupted by approaching drones laden with explosives was captured on video.

The Minister for Communication and Information of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez, has confirmed that the Venezuelan leader was targeted in a failed assassination attempt, that was broadcast live on national TV.

Maduro was unharmed in the attack.

"It was an attack to kill me, they tried to assassinate me today", Maduro said in a later state broadcast, speaking of a "flying object (that) exploded in front of me". Three local authorities said there had been a gas tank explosion inside an apartment near Maduro's speech where smoke could be seen streaming out of a window.

Since assuming office in 2013, Mr Maduro's administration has drawn widespread condemnation from a string of nations worldwide for undermining democracy and violating human rights in his country.

A previously unknown group has claimed responsibility for an attempted attack on Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro.

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Luego hicieron un modelo de la respuesta electromagnética de la pirámide y calcularon la sección transversal de extinción. El objeto que dispersa el campo se reemplaza por un conjunto de fuentes de radiación más simples: multipolares.

The minister said seven people were injured and are being treated for unspecified injuries at hospitals.

But firefighters at the scene of the blast disputed the government's version of events.

The organization did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking more information. State television's transmission then ended without explanation.

Last year, a rogue Venezuelan police officer hijacked a helicopter and fired at government buildings in what he said was an action against a dictator.

Maduro and others on the podium looked up startled and the cameras panned to soldiers who had been lined up in formation in the street.

The government says the event was a celebration to mark the 81st anniversary of the country's National Guard.

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