The men allegedly targeted two Chinese nationals and an Australian on the island of Hulhumale Tuesday night, one of whom was a tourist, according to Sky News. The Maldives Police Service said it was now investigating a video circulating on social media “claiming to be related” to the violence.
“We are continuously monitoring the status of the victims of this heinous attack,” police added in a statement. “Their condition is reported to be stable.”
The video being looked at features a Maldivian extremist group that is affiliated with ISIS, Sky News reported, citing local media.
The video reportedly shows three masked men – with one accusing the Maldives of being run by infidels and threatening follow-up attacks.
Further details about the stabbing attack were not immediately available.
Last year, police in the Maldives arrested a 35-year-old man whom U.S. authorities had identified as a recruiter for ISIS, Sky News adds.