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The Latest: Venezuela official: Attack at military base

In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, third from left, is surrounded by loyal employees of the General...
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securi...
Venezuela's ombudsman Tarek William Saab, right, and his wife Carla Di Martino arrive to Constitutional Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug...
Venezuelan General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, left, is surrounded by loyal employees of the General Prosecutor's office, as she was barred from ent...
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securi...
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securit...
Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securit...
A Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officer speaks by phone as he guards outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturda...
Foreign Ministers of Mercosur, from left, Argentina's Jorge Faurie, Paraguay's Eladio Loizaga, Brazil's Aloysio Nunes, Sao Paulo Mayor's Joao Doria, a...
In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 photo, Venezuela's ombudsman Tarek William Saab, center, is congratulated by members of Constitutional Assembly after h...
A statue of Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar with a mask made with the Venezuelan flag is seen at Chacao square in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, ...
President of Venezuela's National Assembly Julio Borges speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug...

In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 photo, Venezuela's Chief Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, third from left, is surrounded by loyal employees of the General...

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securi...

Venezuela's ombudsman Tarek William Saab, right, and his wife Carla Di Martino arrive to Constitutional Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug...

Venezuelan General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, left, is surrounded by loyal employees of the General Prosecutor's office, as she was barred from ent...

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securi...

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securit...

Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard officers lineup outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Securit...

A Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guards officer speaks by phone as he guards outside of General Prosecutor headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturda...

Foreign Ministers of Mercosur, from left, Argentina's Jorge Faurie, Paraguay's Eladio Loizaga, Brazil's Aloysio Nunes, Sao Paulo Mayor's Joao Doria, a...

In this Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 photo, Venezuela's ombudsman Tarek William Saab, center, is congratulated by members of Constitutional Assembly after h...

A statue of Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar with a mask made with the Venezuelan flag is seen at Chacao square in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, ...

President of Venezuela's National Assembly Julio Borges speaks with members of the media during a news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local):

8:25 a.m.

Venezuelan ruling party chief Diosdado Cabello says there has been a "terrorist" attack at a military base controlled by troops loyal to the government and several people have been arrested.

Cabello reports via Twitter that troops acted quickly to control the situation at the Paramacay base in the central city of Venezuela.

The announcement came after a small group of men dressed in military fatigues, some armed with assault rifles, released a video declaring themselves in rebellion in Carabobo state, where Valencia is located.

In the video a man identifying himself as Capt. Juan Caguaripano said that any unit refusing to go along with its call for rebellion would be declared a military target.


Updated : 2021-04-19 08:12 GMT+08:00