Maldives vice-president arrested over ‘bomb plot’

Baku, October 24, AZERTAC

Vice-president of the Maldives Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate the President, say police and officials.

He was in detention and being charged with high treason, Home Minister Umar Naseer said on Twitter.

President Abdulla Yameen narrowly escaped injury when a blast struck the boat he was using to return home from the airport late last month.

In recent years, the Maldives has been rocked by political infighting.

Mr. Yameen`s election has been the subject of drawn-out wrangling.

President Yameen and his wife were travelling to Male from the island where the airport is located on 28 September when their speedboat was hit by the bomb blast.

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