Helicopter attack on Venezuelan Supreme Court
Caracas: Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolas Maduro called a terrorist attack.
Footage on social media showed a police helicopter circling over the city before shots and a loud bang were heard.
The police officer said to have piloted the stolen aircraft issued a statement denouncing the 'criminal government'.
President Maduro has faced months of mass protests amid a political and economic crisis.
The Supreme Court was regularly criticised by the Venezuelan opposition for its rulings which bolster Maduro's hold on power.
It may be mentioned that, earlier on Tuesday, armed civilian groups attacked the Venezuelan Parliament building after a clash between lawmakers and the military police of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB).