Government declares state of emergency

Umar Naseer, minister of home affairs, confirmed that the emergency had been declared.

Maldives declares state of emergency - foreign ministry

The Maldives declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, as the Indian Ocean island nation's political upheaval intensified following a suspected assassination attempt on the president.

Citing a threat to national security, the foreign ministry said on its official Twitter feed that the state of emergency would remain in force for 30 days.

Umar Naseer, minister of home affairs, confirmed that the emergency had been declared.

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