An object, suspected to be an explosive, has washed aground in Ha. Baarah.
Maldives Police Services (MPS) reported that reports of such an object were filed with the department yesterday evening around 5.30 pm and that Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) had taken in the object.
MNDF Spokesperson Major Hussain Ali said that the object is an explosive and the MNDF Northern Area team is active in the area.
According to eyewitnesses, the object was a seaminer. Baarashu Council Vice President Mohamed Shafiz stated that the Council had received the report of the object and had informed Baarashu Police Station. He added that when the Council members had arrived at the scene, Police were already active on the area. Shafiz also confirmed that the object was an explosive.
Judging by the photos Vnews had received, it can be seen that the object is a naval mine.