The head of Venezuela’s ruling party Diosdado Cabello said on Sunday that there was a "terrorist" attack at a military base controlled by troop who support the government.
Cabello tweeted that the military groups acted quickly to control the situation.
Consolidado totalmente el control en el Fuerte Paramacay luego del ataque de grupos terroristas mercenarios. Pronto detalles de lo sucedido— Diosdado Cabello R (@dcabellor) August 6, 2017
Apoyo absoluto a nuestra FANB, ante los ataques recibidos por grupos terroristas. Pueblo y FANB unión perfecta en defensa de la Patria!!— Diosdado Cabello R (@dcabellor) August 6, 2017
The alleged terrorist attack came hours after a small group of men armed with assault rifles and military gear, released a video saying that they were in rebellion against President Nicolás Maduro in Carabobo state. In the video, a man identifying himself as Capt. Juan Caguaripano said that any military unit refusing to go along with its call for rebellion would be declared a "military target".
Rep. Marco Rubio(R-FL), a vocal critic of the Venezuelan president, spoke out against the military rebellion, saying "Fact that Narco leader @dcabellor annouced #6Aug military rebellion & govt response shows who's in charge of security forces in #Venezuela."
Associated Press contributed to this report.