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Former Maldives president injured in blast

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Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in a blast outside his family home, police say.

“Following an explosion… Speaker of Parliament President Mohamed Nasheed has sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at ADK Hospital,” a police statement said.

Images from state TV channel PSM showed security services securing the scene of the incident in the capital Male.

A foreign tourist was also injured, the channel reported.

“Strongly condemn the attack on Speaker of Parliament, President Mohamed Nasheed this evening,” Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, a member of Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party, said in a tweet.

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