Aug 4, 2018

Explosions erupt during Venezuelan president’s speech

Security forces check a nearby building after an explosion was heard while Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was attending a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard. Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is unharmed after explosions erupted during his live speech at a military event Saturday evening in Caracas, the BBC and AP report.

The details: Seven people were injured when the “drone-like” devices went off, according to Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez, who gave updates in a live broadcast following the explosions. Maduro has since called it an assassination attempt orchestrated by political enemies that include Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, per the AP.

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