Venezuela’s Maduro accuses Colombia of being behind drone ‘attack’


CARACAS, Aug 5, 2018 (AFP) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused
Colombia of being behind an “attack” with an explosive-laden drone he said
targeted him on Saturday.

Speaking shortly after state television showed him cut off mid-speech in
front of a Caracas military parade by a bang, Maduro said a “flying object
exploded in front of me” and blamed the incident on Colombia’s President Juan
Manuel Santos.

“It was an attack to kill me, they tried to assassinate me today,” Maduro
said in a state broadcast. “I have no doubt that the name Juan Manuel Santos
is behind this attack.”