Venezuela Crisis: Helicopter Launches Attack On Supreme Court


Venezuela’s Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicol├ís Maduro called a “terrorist attack”.

Footage on social media shows a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang are heard.

In an address from the presidential palace, President Maduro said the helicopter had flown over the Supreme Court and also the justice and interior ministries.

Officials quoted by Reuters said four grenades were dropped on the court and 15 shots had been fired at the interior ministry. No injuries were reported from the attack.

The police officer said to have piloted the stolen aircraft issued a statement denouncing the “criminal government”.

President Maduro has faced months of mass protests amid a political and economic crisis. Read more at BBC.



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