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Bomb kills reporter who exposed Malta’s ties to tax havens

Valleta:A Maltese investigative journalist Caruna Galizia was killed when a bomb exploded in her car.She had exposed the island nation’s link to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers.Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat informed.

The investigative journalist  had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a large town on Malta’s main island, when the bomb went off, sending the vehicle’s wreckage spiraling over a wall and into a field.

One of the topics she examined was the Maltese content in the Panama Papers leaked in 2016. She wrote that Muscat’s wife, the country’s energy minister and the government’s chief-of-staff had offshore holdings in Panama to receive money from Azerbaijan.

Muscat and his wife, Michelle, denied they had companies in Panama. Caruana Galizia filed a police report two weeks ago saying she was receiving threats, law enforcement officials told Malta news outlets today.

A half hour before she was killed, she posted to her website an item about a libel claim the prime minister’s chief of staff had brought against a former opposition over comments the latter made about corruption.

Parliament session was scrapped yesterday, except for briefings about the bombing given by Muscat and Delia, who called the reporter’s slaying a “political murder.”

Caruana Galizia is survived by her husband and three sons. One son, Matthew, was on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its work on the Panama Papers scandal.

The leak exposed the identities of rich and powerful people around the world who allegedly had offshore holdings in Panama.

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