Daphne Caruana Galizia, a prominent investigative journalist in Malta, has been killed after a powerful bomb exploded in her car, police said, in an incident that stunned the small island country,
The 53-year-old had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a town outside Malta’s capital of Valletta, when the bomb went off on Monday, sending the vehicle’s wreckage spiralling over a wall.
The force of the blast reduced her car to pieces and catapulted the journalist’s body into a nearby field, witnesses said. She leaves behind a husband and three sons.
Caruana Galizia ran a hugely popular blog in which she relentlessly highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption by politicians from across party lines.