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Maldives vice president arrested over plot to assassinate president

President has appealed for calm in the nation

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New York, Oct 24 (ANI): Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in connection with an explosion that took place on the presidential yacht in September.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the explosion took place aboard the boat when President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and his wife were returning to the capital on September 28 from the airport after a Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

President Gayooom escaped unhurt, but his wife, an aide and a bodyguard were injured. Further updates are awaited.

The President of the Maldives Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appealed for calm in the nation after Vice President Ahmed Adeeb was arrested for allegedly plotting to assassinate him in a blast on his boat last month.

According to The Guardian, Gayoom escaped the blast on September 28 without getting hurt. He said yesterday that it was not easy for him to witness the arrest of his vice president.

Adeeb was appointed to the office only three months ago.

 

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