October 21, 2018

Rogue ex-policeman, six others die in Venezuela forces raid

Rogue ex-policeman, six others die in Venezuela forces raidBy Brian Ellsworth and Eyanir Chinea CARACAS (Reuters) - Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez was killed in a police operation on Monday along with six other anti-government militants, the interior minister said on Tuesday, spurring opposition complaints of human rights violations. Perez, a photogenic former police officer who once starred in an action film, last year used a hijacked helicopter to attack government buildings and stole weapons from a military base in what he called a rebellion against President Nicolas Maduro. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said it was Perez who had attacked first, and that seven "terrorists" including him were killed outside Caracas, along with two police officers involved in the raid.


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