Maldives police say blast that hurt Nasheed act of terrorism


MALE: Maldives’ first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a blast on Thursday near his home and was being treated in a hospital in the capital, police said.

The police media unit text message did not give more details but said it has started investigations and urged the public to refrain from going to the blast area in the capital, Male.

Nasheed, now 53, became the first democratically elected leader of the archipelago state after a 30-year autocratic rule.