COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives police say they have arrested a person believed to be the prime suspect in an explosion that critically wounded the country’s former president and was blamed on Muslim extremists. Police now have in their custody three of the four suspects in Thursday’s blast targeting former President Mohamed Nasheed, who is recovering in a hospital after multiple surgeries. Police did not give details of the prime suspect or his background but in a text message confirmed that they believe he is the person whose pictures were released Saturday as authorities sought public assistance for identification. The remaining suspect remains at large. A relative tweeted early Sunday that Nasheed had long conversations with some family members.
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