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Flannel Soldiers take responsibility for attempt on Maduro

Maduro himself earlier accused Colombia of organizing an assassination attempt
19:45, 5 August 2018

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The responsibility for the attempt on the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro was taken by the previously unknown group Flannel Soldiers. The corresponding statement of the group was published on Twitter.

"The operational drones with explosives should've flown over the presidential rostrum. Sniper of the guard of honor shot down the drones before the goal was achieved. We show that they are vulnerable, today the goal has not been achieved, but this is a matter of time," the statement said.

Earlier we reported that as a result of the attempt on the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, seven people were injured. Maduro was not hurt.

On the air of the Venezuelan radio station Union Radio, the country's communications minister Jorge Rodriguez said that the attack on the head of state was committed in Caracas with the help of drone with explosives.

They were put into action when Maduro spoke at a ceremony in honor of the 81st anniversary of the creation of the National Bolivarian Guard. According to Jorge Rodriguez, drones were rendered harmless.

He also said that Maduro will soon address the people and added that the president has already returned to work.

The Venezuelan president accused Colombia of organizing the assassination attempt, but they called such accusations "absurd."

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