MALE: Maldives‘ first democratically elected president and present Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a blast on Thursday close to his dwelling and was being handled in a hospital within the capital, police stated.
The police media unit textual content message didn’t give extra particulars however stated it has began investigations and urged the general public to chorus from going to the blast space within the capital, Male.
Nasheed, now 53, turned the primary democratically elected chief of the archipelago state after a 30-year autocratic rule. He served as president from 2008 till 2012.
Pictures circulating on social media confirmed a ripped up bike on the scene however it’s nonetheless not clear whether or not the blast was an assassination try.
Exterior affairs miniter S jaishankar reacted to the assault on Nasheed and wished him a speedy restoration.
Deeply involved on the assault on Speaker @MohamedNasheed. Want him a speedy restoration. Know that he won’t ever be intimidated.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) 1620319847000