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“Act Of Terrorism” – Bomb Blast Injuries Former Maldives President 

Mohamed Nasheed, former President of Maldives and the current Speaker of Parliament, was injured in a bomb blast near his home on Thursday, according to The Indian Express

“Following an explosion… Speaker of Parliament President Mohamed Nasheed has sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at ADK Hospital,” the local police statement said. 

Reuters said, “Images from state TV channel PSM showed security services securing the scene of the incident in the capital Male. A foreign tourist was also injured, the channel reported.”

Maldives’ foreign minister Abdulla Shahid, a member of Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party, condemn the attack in a tweet. 

Ahmed Mahloof, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment in the Maldives, told Express the incident was reported at 8:30 pm local time. 

“He was about to leave his home. The explosion happened while he was walking towards his car. It is a narrow street where he lives so he had to walk a few meters to reach the car. It was reportedly a motorbike that exploded. His bodyguards accompanied him, and one of them was also injured,” he said.

“I am deeply worried. An act of terrorism… I am sure this government will take strict action against perpetrators,” Mahloof added.

Tyler Durden
Thu, 05/06/2021 – 13:39

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