Parliamentary Committee on National Security probes into May 6 terror attack

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

Malé, Maldives – The Parliamentary Committee on National Security Services has decided to begin an investigation into how the security of Former President and Current Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed was breached during the terror attack on 6th May.

The committee released a press release saying that investigating into what happens to security services is a responsibility of the committee assigned to them under the Constitution of Maldives.

The Committee stated that an urgent meeting was held at 00:15 am on 7th May following the terror attack on Speaker Nasheed in which they advised Maldives Police Service to take this as a very serious matter and prioritise the investigation before available evidences can be tempered with or destroyed. The committee also advised Maldives Police Service to receive help from foreign experts who have more experience in the field.

The committee further went on to state in the press release that the committee has decided to carry out an inquiry as to how Speaker Nasheed’s security service were breached.

The explosion which went off around 20:20 on Thursday night left Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed critically 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.