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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro ties prominent opposition leader to drone attacks - National

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused one of the country’s most prominent opposition leaders of being linked to the alleged assassination attempt using drones.

Maduro said in a nationally televised broadcast Tuesday night that statements by suspects already arrested point to Julio Borges, an opposition leaders living in exile in Colombia.

It follows a thwarted assassination attempt Saturday when two drones armed with explosives detonated near the president speaking outdoors during a military celebration.

Images captured on live television showed Maduro and his wife looking up at the sky at one explosion and then hundreds of soldiers scrambling.

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

Maduro has called on U.S. and Colombian leaders to turn over any suspects.

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