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Motorbikes set on fire

The suspected arson was reported around 3:45am.



Motorbikes parked near the Ihsaan shop in the Maafannu ward of the capital Malé were set on fire in the early hours of Thursday.

The fire was reported to the military’s fire and rescue service around 3:46am. A team of firefighters managed to put it out in about 10 minutes, according to the Maldives National Defence Force.

No one was injured.

Six motorcycles were destroyed beyond repair and two cycles were damaged, police said. Pipes in a garage at the Sabudheli house were also damaged in the fire.

The arson attack is under investigation.

The motorbikes were set on fire by two men who were wearing helmets, police told the media, declining to provide any further information.