The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) is hosting a special event to show demonstrations using armored vehicles and weapons with live bullets.
‘’We will use many weapons such as armored vehicles, RPGs and smalls arms such as rifles,’’ said Major Abdul Raheem. ‘’We will fire into the air and sea.”
Abdul said there would be targets in the sea and the military officers will fire at the targets.
“This event will be held at the end of Lonuziyarai Magu, the whole area including the park near it have been taken by the MNDF,’’ Abdul said. “MNDF officers practiced seven days for this event and at the same time MNDF has decorated the area for the event.”
Abdul said there would be safe areas marked for people who visit to see the event.
‘’It won’t be dangerous, we have taken safety measures and we have taken a large space for the event.’’
The event is schedule to be held from 4:00pm to 6:00pm this afternoon.
This is the first time the MNDF has held a public event using live bullets.
The area has been modified with camouflage paintings that match the combat uniform of MNDF to make the area appear as a military ground.
Male’ International Airport has delayed all its flight due to the event.