Male’, Maldives —India, China and America condemn the explosion that took place early Thursday evening to attack Parliament Speaker, former President Mohamed Nasheed.
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. In addition to him, 3 members of Nasheed’s security detail and two bystanders – a Maldivian male and a British male were injuring during the explosion.
The Chinese Embassy in Maldives tweeted to wish Speaker Nasheed and all injured a speedy recovery and stated that the China condemn the violent attack on Speaker Nasheed last night.
The External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar also tweeted in concern of the attack aimed at Speaker Nasheed to wish him a speedy recovery while noting that Speaker Nasheed will never be intimated.
The American Ambassador to the Maldives, Alaina B. Teplitz wished Speaker Nasheed a swift recovery and stated that America joins the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in condemning the explosion.
According to the latest information received, Speaker Nasheed is still in ADK and three surgeries has been done to remove bits which had gone in to his body. ADK Hospital had revealed last night 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.
Speaking in an address to the nation following the incident last night, President Solih told that the perpetrators would face the full force of the law and that the government would take every necessary measure to ensure the safety and security of the people.
President Solih had also revealed that government would receive assistance from the Australian Federal Police in the investigation into the explosion and that they would arrive on Saturday to aid Maldives’ authorities in the investigation.