No prior intelligence of the attack was received: Police

Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed speaking in the press conference to give details about the explosion which took place on May 6, 2021 leaving Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed injured | Photo: Adhadhu

Malé, Maldives – Maldives Police Service has revealed that no prior intelligence reports of last night’s attack against Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed was received.

Speaking in a press conference by police being held now, Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed revealed that while no information was received from police intelligence, that he expects relevant authorities of the state to look in to why such information was brought to police intelligence.

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.

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.