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Venezuelan opposition leader calls attack on Maduro 'staged'

AFP  |  Caracas 

Exiled Venezuelan has denounced a purported assassination bid on Nicolas involving an explosives-laden drone as a staged "farce."

"Neither the country nor the world believe you when it comes to this farce of an attack, we all know that it was staged to persecute and repress those of us who oppose your dictatorship," Borges wrote on

and his said the had been targeted on Saturday by two flying drones each carrying a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of powerful C-4 explosives.

They have blamed a plot involving Borges, and other opposition lawmakers, financed by unnamed figures in the US state of

Borges is one of the most prominent figures of the Venezuelan opposition and a member of the (Justice First) party of former

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 14:35 IST