WATCH: Venezuelan President Maduro Targeted By Attempted Drone Attack During Military Speech
— Efecto Cocuyo (@EfectoCocuyo) August 4, 2018
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was the target of an attempted drone attack during his speech at a military rally on Saturday night, which set of explosives nearby.
The New York Times reported that Venezuelan officials said Maduro was unharmed in the attempted attack.
Footage of the speech, circulated on social media, showed Maduro delivering a speech before the sound cuts out, and those on the stage duck. A camera then shows soldiers running from in a square, before the footage cuts completely.
According to Patricia Laya, Bloomberg News’s Venezuela Bureau Chief, the feed cut after an explosion was heard near the stage.
— Patricia Laya (@PattyLaya) August 4, 2018
Still no clarity on what caused the explosion moments ago during a live televised event with Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. Some sources say a drone of some sort was involved, others say an accidental gas explosion in a nearby apartment. Maduro is safe, per govt sources. https://t.co/pmkB3Vni06
— Eva Golinger (@evagolinger) August 4, 2018
This story is breaking and will be updated.
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