By Sheyla Urdaneta.
Venezuela records yet another grenade attack, this time near Maracaibo, Zulia state.
The new grenade attack has occurred against a supermarket in the municipality of La Cañada de Urdaneta in the state of Zulia left three people injured. In the attack, Maria Urdaneta, Maria Atencio, and Luis Fernandez were injured.
The windows of the commercial premises shattered with the explosion and witnesses say that the victims were cut by flying glass.
A preliminary tally records 28 such attacks in Venezuela so far this year, including a deadly one against an ambulance carrying a wounded police-man last week in Aragua, which resulted in two deaths and four injured victims.
The incident occurred this Sunday, November 15. The supermarket is located in front of the National Guard headquarters in the central area of the municipality. So far, there is no statement from the authorities about the incident.
Witnesses to the event, who are afraid to say their names, cannot explain how they threw a grenade into the place without the authorities noticing or acting. They even say that there is a restricted passage through the area, which is common in Venezuela next to armed forces.
The wounded got taken to a hospital in Maracaibo. The authorities assure that they are stable. The neighbors of the supermarket point out that these are the same actions that repeatedly occur on the part of criminal gangs engaged in extortion.
Officials of the National Anti-Extortion and Kidnapping Command of the National Guard, of the Scientific, Criminal, and Criminalistic Investigation Corps (Cicpc), and other security forces launched investigations into the case.