Maldives police arrest third accused for attack on ex-President Nasheed

By ANI | Published: May 9, 2021 05:48 PM2021-05-09T17:48:03+5:302021-05-09T18:39:06+5:30

The Maldives police said on Sunday that they had arrested a third person in connection with the attack on parliament speaker and former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldives police arrest third accused for attack on ex-President Nasheed | Maldives police arrest third accused for attack on ex-President Nasheed

Maldives police arrest third accused for attack on ex-President Nasheed

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The Maldives police said on Sunday that they had arrested a third person in connection with the attack on parliament speaker and former president Mohamed Nasheed.

The first two suspects were arrested as part of the probe into the incident on Saturday.

"We can confirm that a third individual has been arrested in connection to #May06TerrorAttack early today," the police tweeted, adding that the person is believed to be the prime suspect.

The 53-year-old politician was injured in a bomb blast in the capital Male on Thursday and is currently recovering at a hospital. The incident reportedly occurred near Nasheed's home and injured two other people -- his bodyguard and a bystander, who was identified as a foreign citizen. Police said the incident was a terrorist attack specifically targeting Nasheed. (ANI/Sputnik)

( With inputs from ANI )

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