WORLD Attackers hit Venezuela military post, 1 soldier killed


Attackers hit Venezuela military post, 1 soldier killed


07:37, December 23, 2019

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(Photo: AP)

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance to Venezuela's chief prosecutor's office early Saturday ahead of a session of the newly-installed constitutional assembly in which the pro-government body is expected to debate the onetime loyalist turned arch critic's removal. (Photo: AP)

Venezuela’s defense minister said that “extremist opposition sectors” attacked an outpost near the border with Brazil early Sunday, killing at least one soldier before being chased down.

Gen. Vladimir Padrino López said via Twitter that the attackers took a batch of weapons from the post, but that all the arms were recovered.

He said at least some of those involved in what he called a “terrorist attack” were detained and being questioned, while the army and other security forces were pursuing the rest.

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