Venezuela makes six arrests in alleged Maduro assassination attempt

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On Sunday, Venezuelan officials arrested six people for their alleged involvement in the assassination attempt, and other than Interior Minister Reverol's assertion that those arrested are "terrorists and hired killers", we know little else about them.

The ultra-inflation took a turn for the worse just hours after a series of drone-controlled explosives attempted to take the life of President Maduro as he addressed a military parade in the nation's capital, Caracas. Colombia called the claim absurd and said it had become "customary for Maduro to blame Colombia for any kind of problem in his country".

"This was an attempt to kill me", Maduro said on television after the explosion.

Contrary to Reverol's account, Rodriguez said there were three drones: one that exploded in front of the stage, one to the right of it and one near a building to the south of the stage.

Live footage of the event showed him suddenly looking up startled midspeech, while beside him his wife, Cilia Flores, winced after a loud bang and dozens of soldiers were seen scattering.

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Seven people were injured following what appeared to be drone-type flying devices detonating above mass crowds in the parade.

The far right in both Venezuela and Colombia, along with outgoing Colombian President Santos, plotted the attack, Maduro charged.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Sunday that there was no U.S. government involvement in the recent assassination plot against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela's government also accused members of the opposition party of playing a role in the attack.

In an apparent response, Bolton said "if the government of Venezuela has hard information that they want to present to us that would show a potential violation of USA criminal law, we'll take a serious look at it". "On Saturday, I was doing more important things, baptizing my heavenly granddaughter". Ivan Duque takes over as Colombian president this week.

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