The police said today at a press conference that they have identified four potential suspects in the attack on Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed.
During the press conference, Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said that the Police Intelligence Unit had no prior knowledge of the attack and identified it as an assassination attempt on Speaker Nasheed.
Police Commissioner Hameed also stated that the police have identified four potential suspects in connection with the attack.
In response to a journalist’s query, Commissioner Hameed said that there is currently insufficient evidence to arrest the suspects.
According to the police, no one has yet taken responsibility for the terrorist attack which left Nasheed and his bodyguards wounded.
The Maldives Police Service had previously issued a statement in response to last night’s attack on Speaker Nasheed.
The police confirmed that they are treating the case as a terrorist attack on Speaker Nasheed.
In the press release, police said that the incident is being investigated with the highest priority and that all of the police’s investigative and forensic resources are being used to investigate the attack.
It also stated that they have sought assistance from international experts and that two officials from the Australian Federal Police are scheduled to arrive on Saturday.
The police statement also asked bystanders and any witnesses who were in the area and saw something unusual, as well as anyone with details about the attack, to contact 9704000. The police clarified that the information exchanged and the individual’s identity would be kept private.