Maldives 'bomb plot': Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb arrested

  • Maldives' vice-president Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, the police say.

    Home minister Umar Naseer tweeted that Adeeb had been detained and would be charged with high treason.

    President Yameen had a narrow escape in September when his boat was hit by a blast.

    Security has been stepped up in the capital as the country’s political turmoil deepens in wake of the latest developments.



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