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    Maldives blast: Tourists should ‘remain vigilant’ when travelling to the Indian Ocean islands

    An explosion in the Maldives capital Male on Thursday night, which injured former president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed, 53, has been condemned by the international community and described as an “ominous development” for the country. With the blast site area near the home of Nasheed, who is being treated for several injuries, in the Neeloafaru Magu neighbourhood, which is less than 15 minutes from the city’s main international airport, where does that leave tourists? Should tourists in the Maldives be concerned? Velana International Airport is still operating as normal, with flights from Dubai, Istanbul and Singapore having already landed safely on Friday morning. Maldives Police have secured the…