Suspected jihadists held in Maldives after foreigners stabbed


Maldives police arrested three suspected Islamic extremists Thursday over the stabbing of three foreigners in the upmarket tourist destination.

Two Chinese men and an Australian were in a stable condition after being stabbed Tuesday, just two months after security officials warned of the presence of violent radicals inspired by the Islamic State group.

Authorities said were investigating a video released on social media claiming the attack had been carried out by a local group sympathetic to IS.

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Source: France 24