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17 Apr 2020 | 03:33 PM UTC

Maldives: Islamic State claims responsibility for April 15 arson attack in Mahibadhoo (Southern Ari Atoll)

Maldives News Alert

Islamic State claims responsibility for arson attack that destroyed five boats in Mahibadhoo (Southern Ari Atoll) on April 15; further attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Indian/Maldives). COUNTRY/REGION Mahibadhoo, Maldives, Southern Ari Atoll

Event

On Thursday, April 16, the Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the April 15 arson attack in the town of Mahibadhoo (Southern Ari Atoll). The attack, the group's first-ever in the country, destroyed at least five boats that belonged to the Maldivian government, including a sea ambulance and police boat. A police investigation is ongoing as of Thursday.

Further attacks are possible over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in the Maldives are advised to monitor developments to the situation, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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