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Ready to assist bring attackers to justice: US

Lamya Abdulla
08 May 2021, MVT 09:35
MNDF on scene after Majilis Speaker Nasheed was attacked -- Photo: Nishan Ali/ Mihaaru
Lamya Abdulla
08 May 2021, MVT 09:35

United States of America have volunteered to assist Maldives in bringing the perpetuators behind the attack on Mohamed Nasheed to justice, on Friday.

Around 2030hrs on Thursday, an attack near the residence of Speaker Nasheed's house injured him and four other people. While the rest were released after treatment that day itself, Nasheed underwent multiple surgeries and was kept in the ICU as his status was critical.

USA condemns attack on Nasheed

The Department of State's twitter account for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs expressed concern regarding yesterday's attack and wished him for a speedy recovery.

"We join President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in condemning this attack and all acts of terror, and stand ready to assist in bringing the perpetrators to justice," the account had tweeted.

The Maldivian government decided to ask for foreign assistance on investigating this matter. A team from Australian Federal Police will arrive on Saturday.

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