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Venezuela arrests alleged car bomber

Updated: 2014-02-26 07:16
By Agencies in Caracas ( China Daily)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told reporters on Monday that a "mercenary from the Middle East" had been arrested for allegedly plotting to set off car bombs in the Latin American country.

The arrest comes against the background of increasing violence across the country as opposition forces continue protests that have left at least 14 people dead in the past three weeks.

Since the protests began, Maduro has made claims that foreign countries, particularly the United States, are stirring unrest in Venezuela in an effort to bring down his government.

Venezuela arrests alleged car bomber