Venezuela vows to 'root out' plots after Maduro drone 'assassination' bid

Aug 09, 2018, 09:00 IST | Agencies

"Neither the country nor the world believe you when it comes to this farce of an attack, we all know that it was staged to persecute and repress those of us who oppose your dictatorship," Julio Borges wrote on Twitter

Venezuela vows to 'root out' plots after Maduro drone 'assassination' bid
Nicolas Maduro. Pic/AFP

Exiled Venezuelan opposition leader Julio Borges has denounced a purported assassination bid on President Nicolas Maduro involving an explosives-laden drone as a staged "farce."

"Neither the country nor the world believe you when it comes to this farce of an attack, we all know that it was staged to persecute and repress those of us who oppose your dictatorship," Julio Borges wrote on Twitter.

Nicolas Maduro and his government said the president had been targeted on Saturday by two flying drones each carrying a kilogram of powerful explosives. They have blamed a plot involving Julio Borges, Colombia and other opposition lawmakers, financed by unnamed figures in Florida.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Tags

world news

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Mumbai Crime: Man kills model after sex, stuffs body in suitcase

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK