Police raid residences of 2007 Sultan Park bomb suspect

Police have raided the home of the wife of suspected Sultan Park bomber Mohamed Ameen. The blast, five years ago, caused injury to tourists. Another former residence of the accused was raided by police. Items were confiscated during Friday’s operation, although the police have yet to reveal what they were.

“Both houses were raided to find further proof to prove his participation in the plot. Police had confiscated several items from both houses,” a police media official told Haveeru.

Ameen was abroad at the time of the explosion and was not apprehended until October 2011 when Maldivian and Sri Lankan forces combined.

Ameen was a member of the extremist group Jama’athul Muslimeen, the leader of whom died in a suicide attack on the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence in 2009.