Maldives vice president arrested in probe of explosion targeting president

By Daniel Bosley MALE (Reuters) – Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adheeb was arrested on Saturday in a investigation over a speedboat explosion targeting President Abdulla Yameen, police and government officials said. Yameen, 59, was unhurt in the Sept. 28 blast as his presidential boat Finifenmaa approached the capital Male while he was returning from Saudi Arabia after the haj pilgrimage, but his wife and two aides were injured. “He is now in police custody in Dhoonidhoo detention center.” Home minister Umar Naseer told Reuters: “He is arrested on the charges of assassination attempt.” Adheeb’s arrest comes after defense minister Moosa Ali Jaleel was sacked by Yameen on Oct. 14, amid a shake up in VIP security after the explosion.

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