Video shows drone exploding in attempted attack on Nicolás Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claims to have been the victim of an explosive drone attack over the weekend. The troubled political situation of the South American country has raised suspicions about the veracity of the attack, but new elements emerging on the web in recent days bring news to the case.

A video circulates on the web just when a drone explodes in the air. In the background you can hear Maduro making his speech and being briefly interrupted by the explosion.

And then this video came out, showing a drone exploding in mid-air. 5/8 pic.twitter.com/9Fcmw5CxIQ

- Nick Waters (@ N_Waters89) August 7, 2018

Who posted the video was Nick Waters, who performs on Twitter as a former infantry officer and expert on "digital media, drones, drone bombs, Syria and civil society." In a sequence of tweets, he talks about the case and even goes against one of the rumors that has surfaced in recent days that the fire seen in Caracas would not originate from the blast, but from a fire in the kitchen of a building.

Buuut then this video came out, showing a drone crashing, supposedly in Caracas. 3/8 pic.twitter.com/BYZLf2A2SA

- Nick Waters (@ N_Waters89) August 7, 2018

Other images shared by Waters show a drone falling near the building that had a burned-out kitchen - and it probably has to do with the start of the fire and not just a blast of a gas canister.

It was quite easy to tell this drone crashed in the same location as the "kitchen fire". 4/8 pic.twitter.com/lUnBur9bVL

- Nick Waters (@ N_Waters89) August 7, 2018

"This sounds like an attempt to attack a public demonstration by someone using explosive-armed commercial drones, " Nick Waters wrote. “This type of event will become increasingly common as drones become cheaper and popular. I'm really surprised it took so long for an attack like this to happen, ”he concluded.

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Video shows drone exploding in attempted attack on Nicolás Maduro via TecMundo