Speaker of the Parliament and Former President Mohamed Nasheed has been injured in an explosion near his house.
Eyewitnesses say that the explosion took place just as he was about to get into the car. It is unclear that what caused this explosion, but a number of cycles were seen lying on the road.
Maldives Police Service has stated that President Nasheed has sustained injuries and is currently receiving treatment at ADK Hospital. Local media outlets have reported that President Nasheed is currently at the Operation Theatre, receiving treatment for his injuries.
Maldivian Democratic Party has described this incident as a "terrorist attack" directly targeted at President Nasheed. The Party's Chairperson Hassan Latheef stated that the party believes that this was a direct assassination attempt at President Nasheed.
A number of key officials of MDP and the government has gathered outside ADK Hospital. Maldives National Defence Force has increased their alert status.