MayTerrorAttack: Investigation proceeding thoroughly with foreign expert assistance

Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed | Photo:

Malé, Maldives – Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed stated that the investigation of the bomb attack on former President and Speaker of parliament Mohamed Nasheed is being conducted in an organized manner with assistance from foreign experts.

CP Hameed tweeted that the terrorist attack case is being investigated with expert help, and by thoroughly investigating every aspect of the case. He advised everyone to share any information regarding the case to the police, no matter how small or big it is.

Four suspects have been so far 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.

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.

The supporters of Speaker Nasheed have also called to find out who funded the attack made on Speaker Nasheed through various social media platforms.