Helicopter Attackers Group 'Dismantled' by Venezuela Authorities

Helicopter Attackers Group 'Dismantled' by Venezuela Authorities

The government said gunfire was exchanged and that two police officers were killed.

At the height of street protests against Maduro last June, Perez and unidentified accomplices flew over Caracas in a police helicopter and dropped four grenades on the Supreme Court before opening fire on the interior ministry.

The interior ministry said that Oscar Pérez's group of rebels was "dismantled" after the operation.

Oscar Perez appeared with a bloody face in almost a dozen dramatic Instagram videos early on Monday (Tuesday NZ time), saying that he was surrounded by authorities shooting at him with grenade launchers.

"In the face of an attack that put the lives of security officials at risk, the attacking group was neutralized using established protocols, with the unfortunate result of seven dead terrorists", Reverol said in a televised broadcast. It was not clear whether Perez was killed or captured in the deadly gunbattle with government forces.

"They are firing at us with grenade launchers".

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"We saw a group of civilians surrendering but, despite that, they were massacred", said lawmaker Delsa Solorzano, who said the opposition-run congress would investigate Perez' "execution".

Members of the Venezuelan army patrol Caracas as an operation to capture rebel Oscar Perez. "It is time for us to be free, and only you have the power now". "They want to kill us", said Perez, who was dressed in what appeared to be bulletproof vest, carrying a rifle. "A unsafe cell was dismantled in recent months that generated terrorist acts against state institutions", Reverol said.

The man known as the "Venezuelan James Bond" after he tried to stage a coup against the government last summer was surrounded by Venezuelan authorities on Monday and trying to negotiate his surrender after a months-long manhunt, he announced in a video.

"What a coward now that he's caught like a rat!" tweeted Prisons Minister Iris Varela. "Where is the courage he had to attack military units, kill and injure officers and steal weapons?" she wrote on Twitter.

In December he assaulted a barracks of the National Guard (militarized police) in the northern region of Miranda, from which weapons were seized.

Perez, a sometime actor and model, was an inspector with a police intelligence agency known by the initials CICPC, the Venezuelan equivalent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He urged Venezuelans in the video clips to fight against the socialist government.

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