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Former Maldives president survives bomb blast: ‘I’m good’

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed survived a bomb blast Thursday, with his family saying Saturday that he is off life support.

Nashida Sattar, Nasheed’s sister, tweeted that Nasheed said “I’m good” after coming off life support, Reuters reported.

“He is out of life support and breathing on his own,” Nasheed’s brother, Ibrahim Nashid, tweeted. “Managed to exchange a few words. Promised to come back stronger. I believe him.”

The bomb exploded outside Nasheed’s home on Thursday and critically injured him.

There have been two arrests for the bombing, which is being treated as a terrorist attack, but no further details were given, police said.

Nasheed was the first democratically elected president in the country and served from 2008 to 2012 before he was deposed and pushed out of office by what he called a coup.

Nasheed has been pushing an investigation into opposition leaders for graft allegations and has been speaking out against Islamic extremism in the country, according to Reuters.

The Maldives has been known for its political unrest. In 2015, former President Abdulla Yameen also survived an explosion on his speedboat.

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