A man was stabbed multiple times in a brutal attack in the capital Male on Monday evening.
Police said the yet unidentified man was stabbed near the national football stadium and had been rushed to the privately run ADK hospital.
A hospital official said a man with multiple stab injuries had been brought in but could not comment on his condition.
The attack came days after a young man was stabbed in the southernmost Addu City.
Both attacks appear to be gang related which however has not been confirmed by police.