MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives police said Thursday they have arrested three people in the stabbings of two Chinese and an Australian that may have been carried out by Islamic extremists.

Police were investigating the authenticity of a video circulating on social media showing a masked man claiming responsibility for Tuesday’s stabbings. They did not give other details.

The victims were reported to be stable.

The Maldives is an India Ocean archipelago state known for its luxury tourist resorts.

A predominantly Sunni Muslim nation of around 400,000 people, the Maldives was known to have contributed one of the largest number of fighters per capita in Syria.


This story has been corrected to show three people were arrested, not two.