Maldives vice president arrested in probe of explosion targeting president

October 24, 2015 12:03 PM

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Maldives vice president arrested in probe of explosion targeting president

MALE 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.

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