Prominent Maltese blogger who wrote against corruption killed in car bomb attack
Oct 16, Valletta: A popular blogger who had accused the government of Malta, was killed today died in a car bomb attack.
According to the authorities,Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta. Local media say one of her sons heard the blast and rushed outside.
Prim Minister Joseph Muscat, who had beena accused of wrongdoing by the blogger earlier this year, denounced the killing."I condemn without reservations this barbaric attack on a person and on the freedom of expression in our country," he said in a televised statement.
"Everyone knows Ms Caruana Galizia was a harsh critic of mine, both politically and personally, as she was for others too."
Malta Television reported that Caruana Galizia had filed a complaint to the police two weeks ago to say she had received threats but gave no further information.
The Oslo Times International News Network