Former Maldives President and Speaker Parliament injured in bomb blast

Thursday, 06 May 2021 - 22:19

Former Maldives President and Speaker of the Maldives Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a bomb blast near his car, local media reported on Thursday evening.

"Following an explosion on Neeloafaru Magu in Malé, Speaker of Parliament President Mohamed Nasheed has sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at ADK Hospital," the Maldives Police tweeted.

It added, "Police are currently active on the scene and we urge the public to refrain from going to that area for the time being. We will keep updating the public."