At­tack at Mil­i­tary Base Has Been Con­trolled: Venezuela

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Caracas: Venezuela’s rul­ing so­cial­ist party said that an “at­tack” by “mer­ce­nar­ies” early on Sun­day at a mil­i­tary base in the cen­tral city of Va­len­cia was de­feated and that sev­eral peo­ple have been de­tained. “At dawn ter­ror­ists en­tered the Para­macay base in Va­len­cia to at­tack our na­tional armed forces. There are sev­eral ter­ror­ists de­tained,” Dios­dado Ca­bello, a long-time gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial and law­maker who is cur­rently one of the high­est rank­ing so­cial­ist party mem­bers, said on his Twit­ter ac­count. “There’s ab­so­lute calm in the other mil­i­tary bases.” While Bloomberg couldn’t in­de­pen­dently con­firm the in­ci­dent, videos cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia taken from nearby apart­ment build­ings that showed ar­mored cars driv­ing near the en­trance of the base as smoke lifted in the dis­tance, with sounds of pos­si­ble gun­shots. Bloomberg

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