Maldives official: Islamic extremists behind attack on ex-president

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    A Maldives official has claimed Islamic extremists were responsible for an explosion on Thursday that wounded former President Mohamed Nasheed. Hospital officials said Nasheed was conscious and was no longer on breathing support. Two suspects have been detained.

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    In This Story: Maldives

    Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small archipelagic state in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 700 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland.

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