Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro has survived an assassination attempt that saw him attacked by bomb-laden drones while addressing a rally of his supporters and military backers.
The explosions prompted a mass panic that saw the assembled troops break ranks and flee the scene on a main thoroughfare in Caracas, the South American nation’s capital.
A shaken but uninjured Maduro was bundled from the scene by bodyguards as authorities began an immediate hunt for the would-be assassins.’
President Maduro blamed the US and neighbouring Colombia for instigating the attack, which was officially claimed by a formerly obscure opposition group calling itself ‘Soldiers in T-Shirts’.
“We demonstrated that they are vulnerable,” the group said in a statement.
“We didn’t have success today,