- Associated Press - Sunday, August 5, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan authorities say they’ve detained six people suspected of using a pair of drones each packed with 2 pounds of explosives to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro.

Interior Minister Nestor Luis Reverol on Sunday described it as a terrorist attack and said more arrests could follow within hours.

Two loud explosions sounded on Saturday as Maduro was speaking on national television at a military ceremony. Bodyguards quickly shielded Maduro as troops lined up in the street ran for safety.

Reverol says the explosives on each drone could have affected an area more than 160 feet away.

He says security officers disabled one drone that was flying toward the stage where Maduro was standing beside his wife and other high-ranking officials.

Reverol says the second drone crashed into a nearby building and exploded.

Officials say seven members of the National Guard were injured, three gravely.

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