Nasheed’s attack investigation progressing at fast speed: MP Aslam

Hithadhoo north constituency parliamentarian and chairperson of Parliament Committee on National Security Services, Mohamed Aslam | Photo: Avas

Malé, Maldives – Parliament’s Committee on National Safety (241 Committee) chair MP Mohamed Aslam has said that he is very pleased with the Police work and fast speed at which the May 6 Terror Attack is going.

The investigation is progressing very fast. We are very pleased at the way [the speed] the investigation is the being conducted.

Local news “Mihaaru” reports that an investigation will be held soon to disclose information that the Police has shared with the 241 committee.

Four suspects have been arrested in connection to the terror attack. The individuals who are reported to be radicalized are identified by the police as Ahmed Fathih, Dhunfini Ufaa, L. Gan, Ahmed Adhuham aged 25, Mujaaz Ahmed of MA. Feyruge aged 21, and Thahmeen Ahmed of Folheyma, GA. Kondey, aged 32. The three were also sentenced to 15 days imprisonment by the Criminal Court.

The explosion which went off around 20:20 on the night of May 6 left Speaker of Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed injured while he was getting into 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.

During the terror attack, an IED was attached to a motorcycle parked at Neelofaru Hingun and Majeedhee Magu junction. The bomb was detonated at the moment the Former President and current Speaker Mohamed Nasheed walked towards his car.

The IED contained bearing balls which in order to increase the impact of the explosion. Doctors retracted 11 such projectiles from Speaker Nasheed’s body.

Police allege that these individuals are radicalized and have initialized a crackdown on extremist in the Maldives.

Maldives Police arrested a 27-year-old Maldivian male in connection to the crackdown on Thursday. In addition, a total of nine individuals were arrested from the southernmost Addu City atoll for being a part of or for supporting violent extremist ideologies and five residences have been searched in Malé in ongoing operations.