World The former president of the Maldives was injured in an explosion as he was entering his car in the capital city: reports
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- Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was injured in an explosion Thursday, .
- The explosion happened in Malé, as Nasheed was getting into his car, local media said.
- Nasheed was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was injured in an explosion in Malé,
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Police said Nasheed, who is now the Speaker of the People's Majlis, is receiving treatment at a hospital.
Local media,, said that Nasheed was entering his car when the explosion occurred.
"Police are currently active on the scene and we urge the public to refrain from going to that area for the time being," Maldives Police. "We will keep updating the public."
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Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital .
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll in a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital has soared to 50, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old, the Interior Ministry said Sunday. The number of wounded in Saturday's attack has also climbed to more than 100, said Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian. Three explosions outside the school entrance struck as students were leaving for the day, he said. The blasts occurred in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in the west of the capital. The Taliban denied responsibility, condemning the attack.