Attempted assassination attack on Nasheed: MDP

Motorcycle which exploded tonight leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically injured | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has stated that the attack on Speaker of Parliament and President of MDP, Mohamed Nasheed was an attempted assassination attack.

MDP stated that this was a direct assasination attempt and called out all authorities to investigate the matter as soon as possible and bring the culprits under arrest.

The explosion which went off around 20:20 tonight left Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed injured while he was getting in to his car near his house, G. Kenereege, Malé City.

While Speaker Nasheed and his bodyguard has been taken to ADK hospital, the details of injuries are not clear. However, according to the information received, Speaker Nasheed is in the operation theater of ADK.

According to the information received by ‘The Times of Addu’, explosive device inside a motorcycle near to where Speaker Nasheed’s car was kept.