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  Venezuela's Maduro says drone blast was bid to kill him, blames Colombia
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Aug 05, 2018 10:18am
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AuthorAlexandra Ulmer and Vivian Sequera
News DateSunday, August 5, 2018 12:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionCARACAS (Reuters) - At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech on Saturday and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives.

Maduro said “everything points” to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and the U.S. state of Florida, where many Venezuelan exiles live. Several perpetrators were caught, he said, without elaborating.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said drones loaded with explosives detonated close to the military event in downtown Caracas. A Venezuelan who was visiting family nearby told Reuters she heard two explosions.
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