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    Maduro Plans to Create Agency for Fight Against Colombian Terrorism

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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has revealed plans to establish a new security service that would be in charge of countering terrorist activities allegedly orchestrated by Colombia.

    "I have asked the Defense Ministry for recommendations to create a new security service department for protection of our people from Colombian terrorism," Maduro told a state-run TV broadcaster on Saturday.

    The relations between the two neighboring countries have been strained. They escalated further after the August 4 assassination attempt on Maduro, in which the president was unharmed and seven Venezuelan soldiers sustained injuries.

    Caracas accused Bogota, particularly Colombian ex-president Juan Manuel Santos, of having a role in the attack. Moreover, Venezuela said it would put blame on Colombia for any future attack on its territory.

    READ MORE: Venezuelan Gov't Says to Put Blame for Any New Aggression on Colombia

    The Colombian Foreign Ministry denied any involvement of Bogota in the assassination attempt on Maduro.


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