Venezuela official: Explosion was attempted attack on Maduro
Aug 05 2018
Maduro said he is blaming far-right factions in Venezuela for what he described as an assassination attempt.
Mr Rodriguez said the president and his cabinet, who was standing next to him, were not injured.
He added police had made arrests in the incident but did not immediately provide any further details.
Venezuelan officials are yet to comment on the incident. Several flying objects, like drones, containing explosives were detonated close to the presidential platform and in some locations along the parade.
The group says that while it was not successful at first, it's just a matter of time before it is.
The organization did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking more information.
"We are going to bet on the good of our country", Maduro declared triumphantly moments before the sound of the explosions pierced the air.
GettySecurity forces and members of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin) check a building after an explosion.
Venezuela is living under the fifth year of a severe economic crisis that has sparked malnutrition, hyperinflation and mass emigration.
Maduro is safe and unharmed.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was evacuated from a stage on Saturday during a speech in Caracas after what authorities concluded was an attempted "terrorist attack against the president".
Venezuela's vice president for communications, Jorge Rodriguez, later addressed the nation on live TV at the request of Maduro.