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Venezuela government quashes attempted military revolt

Venezuela's government on Monday said it had suppressed a military revolt after a group of officers stole weapons and kidnapped several officials, as a video posted online showed a sergeant demanding the removal of President Nicolas Maduro.
 
The Government said some two dozen officers attacked a National Guard outpost in the Caracas neighbourhood of Cotiza, where they met firm resistance.
 
Protesters later burned trash and a car outside the outpost, where the 25 officers were arrested, in a sign of growing tensions following Mr. Maduro's inauguration to a second term that governments around the world have called illegitimate.
 
Though the incident signals discontent within the armed forces, it appeared to involve only low-ranking officers.


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