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Soldier wounded by bullet during Venezuela clashes: government

AFP  |  Caracas 

A soldier loyal to the government of Nicolas Maduro suffered a bullet wound during clashes in Venezuela on Tuesday, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said, after opposition leader Juan Guaido said some troops had joined his campaign to oust the socialist president.

"I condemn the violent aggression in which colonel Yerzon Jimenez Baez was the victim ... injured by bullet in the neck" in front of the military base in the capital Caracas where Guido's supporters were demonstrating against Maduro, Padrino wrote on Twitter.

Padrino added that he held "the opposition's political leadership" responsible for the shooting.

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First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 22:55 IST