Venezuela assassins use killer drones in failed bid to kill President Nicolas Maduro

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.

President Maduro was speaking directly in front of this charred building when the exploding drones plunged the rally into a mass panic. Photo: Getty

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,

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