Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in auto bomb attack

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in auto bomb attack

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the bomb that killed 53-year-old Daphne Caruana Galizia exploded Monday afternoon as she left her home in a town outside Malta's capital, Valetta.

"There are crooks everywhere you look now".

It was through her blog, past year that she unveiled the existence of two Panama companies that belonged to minister Konrad Mizzi and Prime Minister chief of staff Keith Schembri.

"Everyone knows that Caruana Galicia was a stern critic of politicians, as well as to me personally, but this barbaric act can not be justified", said Muscat.

Local media reports indicated that in recent days she had filed a police report complaining of death threats.

Her blogs were a thorn in the side of both the establishment and underworld figures that hold sway in Europe's smallest member state. "I will not rest until justice is done", he promised, calling the island to the union.

Caruana Galizia herself had been sued for libel over articles she wrote for her blog.

Malta's president, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, called for calm.

Muscat and his wife deny they held such companies.

Galizia, who claimed to have no political affiliations, set her sights on a wide range of targets, from banks facilitating money laundering to links between Malta's online gaming industry and the Mafia.

We will remind, on 3 April 2016, the global consortium of investigative journalism (ICIJ) in the framework of the project "archive of Panama" (Panama Papers) published a major investigation of the offshore world of hundreds of politicians, businessmen, sporstmenov and cultural figures.

Caruana Galizia had enjoyed a successful career in journalism, working for several of the major titles in Malta.

Michelle Muscat was accused of being the beneficial owner of a secret Panama bank account, which Caruana Galizia had alleged was used to stash kickbacks from Azerbaijan's ruling family.

"It is too early to know the cause of the explosion but we expect to see a thorough investigation", said Giegold.

Ms Caruana Galizia is survived by her husband and three sons.

"In these moments, when the country is shocked by such a vicious attack, I call on everyone to measure their words, to not pass judgment and to show solidarity", she said, The Guardian reported. She uncovered that Delia had acted as a lawyer for a Maltese company in London that was involved in a prostitution ring more than a decade ago and remained a harsh critic after he won the PN leadership.

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