On Saturday, August 4th the Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was attacked in an assassination attempt using drones during a speech he was delivering in Caracas.
President Maduro was addressing the crowd at a military parade celebrating the 81st anniversary of the National Guard when a flying device approached and exploded.
Footage of the event, which was broadcast on live television, shows Maduro look up mid-speech, while his wife Cecilia Flores, who is standing behind him, flinches.
Maduro spoke after the incident; ‘As you can see a few seconds passed from the time of the explosion until the guards reacted, as they seemed to be processing what happened. “Seconds later, there was a second explosion.”
The assassins flew two drones each packed with 2.2 pounds payloads of C-4 plastic explosive towards Maduro, his wife and top leaders as he spoke at the 81st anniversary of the Presidential Guard. It seems that one of the drones was to explode above the president while the other was to detonate directly in front of him.
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