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Drone explosions during Venezuelan leader's speech

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, in this still frame taken from video August 4, 2018, Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan authorities said on Sunday they detained six people over drone explosions the day before at a rally led by President Nicolas Maduro, as his critics warned the socialist leader would use the incident to crack down on adversaries.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, in this still frame taken from video August 4, 2018, Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan authorities said on Sunday they detained six people over drone explosions the day...more

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, in this still frame taken from video August 4, 2018, Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan authorities said on Sunday they detained six people over drone explosions the day before at a rally led by President Nicolas Maduro, as his critics warned the socialist leader would use the incident to crack down on adversaries. VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV/Handout via REUTERS TV
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Venezuelan National Guard soldiers run during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. The government said suspects launched two DJI M600 drones laden with C4 explosives over an outdoor rally on Saturday afternoon, which had been held to commemorate the founding of the National Guard.


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Venezuelan National Guard soldiers run during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. The government said suspects launched two DJI M600 drones laden with C4 explosives over an outdoor rally on Saturday afternoon, which had been held to...more

Venezuelan National Guard soldiers run during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. The government said suspects launched two DJI M600 drones laden with C4 explosives over an outdoor rally on Saturday afternoon, which had been held to commemorate the founding of the National Guard. VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV/Handout via REUTERS TV
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Smoke rises in Caracas, August 4, 2018. One drone was "diverted" by security forces while the second fell on its own and hit an apartment building, authorities said.

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Smoke rises in Caracas, August 4, 2018. One drone was "diverted" by security forces while the second fell on its own and hit an apartment building, authorities said. Courtesy of Manuel Berbin/via REUTERS

Smoke rises in Caracas, August 4, 2018. One drone was "diverted" by security forces while the second fell on its own and hit an apartment building, authorities said. Courtesy of Manuel Berbin/via REUTERS
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A man walks past a building where damages are seen after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. Six people have been detained, authorities said on Sunday. Intelligence agents on Monday searched an upscale hotel in eastern Caracas, workers at the hotel told Reuters, although it was not immediately evident if the searches were linked to the blasts.

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A man walks past a building where damages are seen after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. Six people have been detained, authorities said on Sunday. Intelligence agents on Monday searched an upscale hotel in eastern Caracas, workers at the...more

A man walks past a building where damages are seen after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. Six people have been detained, authorities said on Sunday. Intelligence agents on Monday searched an upscale hotel in eastern Caracas, workers at the hotel told Reuters, although it was not immediately evident if the searches were linked to the blasts. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. Just when the leftist leader was wrapping up his speech, his wife Cilia Flores scanned the sky, seemingly alarmed. An explosion rocked the event close to the presidential stage, according to the government and three witnesses.

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. Just when the leftist leader was wrapping up his speech, his wife Cilia Flores scanned the sky, seemingly alarmed. An explosion rocked the event close...more

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro reacts during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. Just when the leftist leader was wrapping up his speech, his wife Cilia Flores scanned the sky, seemingly alarmed. An explosion rocked the event close to the presidential stage, according to the government and three witnesses. VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV/Handout via REUTERS
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Venezuelan National Guard soldiers seen during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. State television footage of the rally showed Maduro startled by what appeared to be an explosion and footage later panned to soldiers lined up on a boulevard who chaotically broke ranks in what appeared to be a reaction to a second blast.


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Venezuelan National Guard soldiers seen during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. State television footage of the rally showed Maduro startled by what appeared to be an explosion and footage later panned to soldiers lined up on a...more

Venezuelan National Guard soldiers seen during an event which was interrupted, August 4, 2018. State television footage of the rally showed Maduro startled by what appeared to be an explosion and footage later panned to soldiers lined up on a boulevard who chaotically broke ranks in what appeared to be a reaction to a second blast. VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TV/Handout via REUTERS TV
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A criminal investigator looks for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. The president later described the attack, which injured seven soldiers, as an assassination attempt. The government's adversaries warned of a possible crackdown after Maduro accused opponents of seeking to assassinate him with drones.

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A criminal investigator looks for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. The president later described the attack, which injured seven soldiers, as an assassination attempt. The government's adversaries warned of a...more

A criminal investigator looks for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. The president later described the attack, which injured seven soldiers, as an assassination attempt. The government's adversaries warned of a possible crackdown after Maduro accused opponents of seeking to assassinate him with drones. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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Militia members and supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attend a rally in support of him in Caracas, August 6, 2018. Venezuelan government sympathizers on Monday rallied to show support for President Nicolas Maduro, but the socialist leader surprised the crowd by skipping the event.

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Militia members and supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attend a rally in support of him in Caracas, August 6, 2018. Venezuelan government sympathizers on Monday rallied to show support for President Nicolas Maduro, but the socialist...more

Militia members and supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attend a rally in support of him in Caracas, August 6, 2018. Venezuelan government sympathizers on Monday rallied to show support for President Nicolas Maduro, but the socialist leader surprised the crowd by skipping the event. REUTERS/Marco Bello
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Criminal investigators look for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018.

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Criminal investigators look for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

Criminal investigators look for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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People look at the damage in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

People look at the damage in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

People look at the damage in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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A man walks past a building where damages are seen after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

A man walks past a building where damages are seen after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

A man walks past a building where damages are seen after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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A criminal investigator looks for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

A criminal investigator looks for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro

A criminal investigator looks for evidence in a building after an explosion in Caracas, August 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adriana Loureiro
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores attend a military event in Caracas, August 4, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores attend a military event in Caracas, August 4, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and his wife Cilia Flores attend a military event in Caracas, August 4, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a military event in Caracas, August 4, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a military event in Caracas, August 4, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a military event in Caracas, August 4, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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