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  • A failed drone attack, on Maduro, was executed with two devices loaded with C4 explosives.

    A failed drone attack, on Maduro, was executed with two devices loaded with C4 explosives. | Photo: Reuters FILE

Published 8 August 2018
Opinion

Aviation authority Civil Aeronautics explained that the measure, which came two days after the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was undertaken to guarantee security.

Colombian aeronautical authorities issued a release that drones would not be allowed within 3.7 kilometers of new President Ivan Duque's inauguration ceremony, which was held in the Bogota's historic center.

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A statement from Colombia's aviation body said the entity would be “prohibiting the operation of aircraft remotely manned (RPAS) – drones – [within] two nautical miles around the Plaza de Bolivar and Casa de Nariño and up to an altitude of 12,000 feet [3.6 kilometers].

“The security measure, which will be controlled by the National Police, will begin at 2:00 in the afternoon from August 7 until 6:00 p.m. local time and seeks to prevent this type of aircraft from affecting the act of presidential possession.”

Aviation authority Civil Aeronautics explained that the measure was undertaken to guarantee security during the installment of the new president. The decision came two days after the attempted assassination of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, on Saturday.

A failed drone attack, on Maduro, was executed with two devices loaded with C4 explosives. The Venezuelan president has since denounced outgoing president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, who has been implicated in the attack.

Duque officially became the president of Colombia, on Tuesday, in a well-attended ceremony. The right-winger won Colombia's presidential elections on June 17 with 10,365.450 million votes (53.97%), the highest vote in the history of the country.

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