Australian Federal Police to aid probe into explosion outside Nasheed’s residence

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has revealed that the government would receive assistance from the Australian Federal Police in the investigation into the explosion early Thursday evening that wounded the Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed.

President Solih stated that a team from the Australian Federal Police would arrive on Saturday to aid Maldives’ authorities in the investigation during a speech made by him to the public following last nights incident.

President Solih also assured a swift and thorough investigation into the explosion on Neeloafaru Hingun, outside Speaker of Parliament, former President Mohamed Nasheed’s residence. He also told that the perpetrators would face the full force of the law, he added.

President Solih described the explosion as an attack on Maldives’ democracy and economy. Condemning the incident in the strongest of terms, the President assured that the government would take every necessary measure to ensure the safety and security of the people.

Citing doctors at ADK Hospital, President Solih also revealed additional details of the Speaker’s condition. President also extended his prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery for Speaker Nasheed and the other individuals who sustained injuries in the incident.

ADK Hospital had revealed that the Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed was brought to the hospital at 20:30 tonight and that he is being treated by a multi specialty medical team.

According to the information received by ‘The Times of Addu’, he has many wounds which are superficial on his body and a deeper cut on one of his arms. It was also revealed that his vitals are good, no serious injury to his internal organs and that his movements are good they will take awhile to clean him up.