Explosions near Venezuelan legislature trigger panic

Members of the Bolivarian Intelligence Service walk outside the National Assembly in Caracas on January 26, 2016Four explosions near the Venezuelan legislature triggered panic Tuesday but caused no injuries or damage. The homemade explosive devices were apparently loaded with pamphlets that were sent flying into the air with propaganda purportedly written by a radical group loyal to late leftist president Hugo Chavez, whose party recently lost the legislature to the opposition. The pamphlets, signed by a group called the Bolivarian Liberation Forces (FBL), criticized the government of Chavez’s hand-picked successor, Nicolas Maduro, and called for a more radical response to the socialist party’s rout in the December legislative polls.

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