04:59 GMT14 June 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Maldives police said on Sunday that they had arrested a third person in connection with the attack on parliament speaker and former president Mohamed Nasheed.

    The first two suspects were arrested as part of the probe into the incident on Saturday.

    ​The 53-year-old politician was injured in a bomb blast in the capital of Male on Thursday and is currently recovering in hospital. The incident reportedly occurred near Nasheed's home and injured two other people — his bodyguard and a bystander, who was identified as a foreign citizen. Police qualified the incident as a terrorist attack specifically targeting Nasheed.

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