Venezuelan minister insists drone attack on Maduro was real

Security personnel surround Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro during an incident as he was giving a speech in Caracas Venezuela Saturday Aug. 4 2018. Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as he gave a spe

Maduro survived the assault, during which drones armed with explosives flew toward him as he spoke at a military parade, an attack he blamed on far-right elements and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

The Venezuelan economy continued to collapse this week after the failed assassination attempt on socialist President Nicolas Maduro, with the exchange rate reaching levels so bad that just $1 can purchase over 900,000 gallons of gasoline.

Attackers used two DJI M600 drones, each carrying a kilogram of C-4 explosive, Reverol said.

Assassination attempt or not, Glenn couldn't get past the way Maduro's celebrating military panicked and ran for their lives moments after hearing the explosion, which you can see in the video below.

One of the drones flew over the presidential stage with the intention of being detonated by the attackers, but he said the authorities were able to cause it to lose control and detonate outside the area the attackers targeted.

The attack on the Venezuelan president took place during a ceremony to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, in Caracas.

Television footage showed Mr Maduro, 55, looking up from a podium as loud bangs were heard at an event in Caracas, the capital, on... Maduro escaped unharmed, but seven National Guard soldiers were injured.

Mr Trump's adviser John Bolton stated "unequivocally" "there was no USA government involvement in this at all".

Later, Maduro called the attack as an assassination attempt, and blamed it on the far-right factions in Venezuela, the Colombian government and conspirators in the United States. He also blamed Venezuelans living in the United States.

A spokesperson for the Colombian president, who leaves office on Tuesday said: "The president is focused on the baptism of his granddaughter and not on bringing down foreign governments".

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