Last nights explosion as an attack on Maldivian democracy and economy: President Solih

Speaker Nasheed and President Solih on Rahvehifathis campaign trail | Photo: MDP

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that the  explosion early Thursday evening that wounded the Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed was an attack on the democracy and economy of the country.

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.

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 more people have also been reported to be injured from the explosion.

According to the latest information received, Speaker Nasheed is still in ADK and three surgeries has been done to remove glass 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.