Radical Islamic group linked to Mohammad Nasheed’s attack

Male, May 09: The attack on the first democratically elected president and current parliament speaker of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is being linked to the Islamic State.

One of the three men arrested is said to be associated with radical Islamic groups. However no group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet. The attack is being investigated as an act of terror. The police have learnt that the attack was triggered off by a mobile phone or remote device.

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