The real information revolution
15 December 2017 12:03 (South Africa)
Wired World

2 killed in attack on Venezuela base: Maduro

  • AFP
    AFP
  • Wired World

Two assailants were killed and eight captured on Sunday in an armed attack by "terrorists" on a Venezuelan military base, President Nicolas Maduro said on state television.

His toll revised a previous count by army chief General Jesus Suarez Chourio who said one died and one was gravely wounded in the attack on the base in the northwestern city of Valencia, which the military said was quickly put down. 

Maduro said 10 of those who carried out the attack -- including the two killed -- had been identified as one army lieutenant who had deserted and nine civilians. 

The lieutenant was captured and "actively giving information and we have testimony from seven of the civilians," he said.  DM

  • AFP
    AFP
  • Wired World

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles






Reader notice: Our comments service provider, Civil Comments, has stopped operating and will terminate services on 20th Dec 2017. As a result, we will be searching for another platform for our readers. We aim to have this done with the launch of our new site in early 2018 and apologise for the inconvenience.