Panama Papers investigative journalist killed in Malta car bomb

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Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who reported on governmental corruption Panama Papers in Malta was reportedly killed by a car bomb on Monday.

It was reported that the 53-year-old investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was driving her car when the car exploded in Bidnija near in north-central Malta.

The Nationalist party leader, Adrian Delia said in a statement, “A political murder took place today”.

It was further added, “What happened today is not an ordinary killing. It is a consequence of the total collapse of the rule of law which has been going on for the past four years”.

No group has taken the responsibility for the attack till yet.

Following the incident, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said in a statement, “I condemn without reservations this barbaric attack on a person and on the freedom of expression in our country”.

It was reported that around 3,000 people held a silent candle-lit vigil in Sliema.

On the other hand, opposition leader Adrian Delia said in a statement that she became a victim of “political murder”.

Adding further to this he said, “Everyone is aware that Ms. Caruana Galizia was one of my harshest critics, politically and personally, as she was for others too. However, I can never use, in any way, this fact to justify, in any possible way, this barbaric act that goes against civilization and all dignity”.

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