6 arrested in "drone attack" against Venezuelan president

Bodyguards cover the president as drones carrying explosives are shot down close to his platform

Maduro has called on US and Colombian leaders to turn over any suspects. "The investigations point to him", Maduro said, though he provided no details on Borges' alleged role.

Maduro blamed his political opposition for Saturday's apparent attack at a rally in Caracas, but is yet to provide any evidence.

Borges did not immediately comment on Maduro's accusation. On August 4, the Venezuelan government said Maduro escaped unharmed after drones armed with explosives detonated close to a military event where he was addressing the soldiers in the capital city of Caracas.

Prosecutors say they have arrested six people who face charges of treason, attempted murder and terrorism.


Another opposition lawmaker, Juan Requesens, was also singled out by Maduro for having been involved in the failed attempt.

They happened while the president, Nicolas Maduro, was giving a speech to the country's National Guard.

A video widely circulated on social media shows Requesens being arrested by Venezuelan police. Several soldiers seated in the audience had white bandages on their heads, apparently injured in the assassination attempt. The president had said far-right wing factions within Venezuela working in collaboration with conspirators in Colombia's Bogota and Miami in the United States were responsible. "I trust in the good faith of Donald Trump".

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