(London Daily Mail) Seven national guards have been injured in Venezuela after what is believed to have been an assassination attempt on socialist President Nicolas Maduro using an explosive-laden drone during a Caracas military parade.
Footage broadcast by state television shows Maduro abruptly cutting short his speech before looking to the sky. Thousands of soldiers who were standing in massed ranks then scatter as people scream amid the sounds of explosions.
Maduro's wife, Cilia Flores, was standing next to him at the time, and can be seen ducking away from the source of the loud explosions. Images showed bloodied soldiers being carried away and smoking holes in nearby buildings.
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Maduro accused neighboring Colombia and unidentified 'financiers' in the United States of being responsible for the attack, while some of his officials blamed Venezuela's opposition.