President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has revealed that the government would receive assistance from the Australian Federal Police in the investigation into the explosion early Thursday evening that wounded the Speaker of Parliament.
The attack also injured members of the speaker's security detail and several bystanders.
In a televised address to the nation earlier this morning, President Solih stated that a team from the Australian Federal Police would arrive on Saturday to aid Maldives’ authorities in the investigation.
President Solih assured a swift and thorough investigation into the explosion on Neeloafaru Hingun, outside Speaker of Parliament, former President Mohamed Nasheed’s residence.
He added that the perpetrators would face the full force of the law.
President Solih described the explosion as an attack on Maldives’ democracy and economy.
Condemning the incident in the strongest of terms, the President assured that the government would take every necessary measure to ensure the safety and security of the people.
The former President was rushed to ADK hospital after the blatant attack on his person and later on the hospital revealed that the speaker arrived with multiple injuries and had required surgery.