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Mohamed Nasheed: Former Maldives president injured in blast

Added 05-07-21 01:11:02am EST - “Mohamed Nasheed is said to be undergoing surgery after the blast in the capital, Male.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Mohamed Nasheed: Former Maldives president injured in blast”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been injured in a suspected bomb blast in the capital, Male.

Supporters from the governing Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said the blast happened as he was about to get into a car outside his home on Thursday.

Initial reports suggested an explosive device had been fastened to a motorbike that was parked nearby.

Mr Nasheed, 53, is currently serving as the speaker in parliament which is the Indian Ocean nation's second-most powerful position.

"Following an explosion... [the] Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment," a police statement said.

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