Nasheed sustains injuries in explosion near residence

Speaker of the Parliament and former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has sustained injuries in an explosion that took place near his place of residence on Thursday night.

The explosion, believed to be from an IED, occurred near Nasheed's residence, G. Canaryge in capital Male' while he was entering his car parked in the area. Nasheed sustained injuries in the incident and was immediately taken to ADK Hospital for treatment. Four others were injured in the incident.

Political leaders are condemning the attack aimed at Nasheed. Opposing Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) have called on authorities to investigate the incident and take action against those involved in the attack.

Meanwhile, Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has raised its alert status. No official statement has been issued on the incident thus far.