(CBSNEWS/AP) – Venezuela’s government says several explosions heard at a military event were an attempted attack on President Nicolas Maduro. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said in a live broadcast Saturday that several drone-like devices with explosives detonated near the president.

He said Maduro is safe and unharmed but that seven people were injured.

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Firefighters near the scene are disputing the government’s version of events.

Maduro’s speech cut off abruptly during a celebration of the National Guard’s 81 anniversary. Maduro was standing next to his wife Cilia Flores and several high ranking military officials for the event broadcast on radio and television.

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A video shows Celia Flores wince and look up after a sound.

The soldiers lined up in ranks then begin running.

The transmission was cut without explanation.

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