Al­leged Ni­cholas Maduro 'at­tack' plot­ter kills self

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CARA­CAS - An op­po­si­tion mem­ber al­leged to have taken part in a failed ex­plod­ing drone "at­tack" on Pres­i­dent Nico­las Maduro killed him­self in pre­trial de­ten­tion at in­tel­li­gence head­quar­ters, Venezuela's top pros­e­cu­tor said on Mon­day. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Tarek Wil­liam Saab told state tele­vi­sion VTV that Fer­nando Al­ban "re­quested to go to the bath­room, and when there he threw him­self off a 10th floor". Al­ban's First Jus­tice party, a mem­ber of the op­po­si­tion, called his death a mur­der. Al­ban, a city coun­cil mem­ber from Cara­cas, was among at least 15 peo­ple ar­rested and charged for al­leged par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Au­gust 4 in­ci­dent. Maduro was seen re­act­ing on live tele­vi­sion to an off-cam­era ex­plo­sion while he ad­dressed a mil­i­tary pa­rade in Cara­cas.

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