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Venezuela nabs hit men targeting president

Updated: 2013-08-28 07:56
By Agence France-Presse in Caracas ( China Daily)

Venezuela said on Monday it had derailed a plot to kill President Nicolas Maduro, arresting two hit men it said wanted to assassinate the leftist leader on orders from a Colombian conservative ex-president.

Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez said at a briefing that Caracas arrested the alleged hit men, two Colombians, on Aug 13.

The pair, Victor Johan Guache Mosquera and Erick Leonardo Huertas Rios, were part of "a group of 10 men who were coming to carry out the murder of the president", working with former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, Rodriguez charged.

Venezuela nabs hit men targeting president