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2 killed after attack on military base in Venezuela

Venezuelan soldiers shot and killed two armed attackers who stormed into a military base on Sunday in the city of Valencia, President Nicolas Maduro said.

About 20 armed men — some civilians, a few soldiers — entered the base, and went straight to where the weapons were stored; Socialist party officials said eight were arrested, including at least three members of the military, while the rest escaped with weapons. Anti-government protesters are angry over Maduro move on Friday to install a controversial Constituent Assembly, which backs him and has the power to dissolve all government bodies. Anti-government protests have been raging across Venezuela for four months, with the opposition speaking out against Maduro and the country's recession, inflation, and food and medicine shortages.