Malta ‘identifies masterminds’ of Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Authorities on Malta have identified several people believed to be behind the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, according to local media.

The 53-year-old was killed in October 2017 when a powerful bomb exploded in her car as she drove away from her home in Mosta, a small town outside the capital, Valletta. 

The killing sent shockwaves throughout the small island country and prompted international condemnation.

In a report on Sunday, the Times of Malta said authorities have identified “a group of more than two Maltese nationals” that allegedly masterminded the murder, but refused to give any details about them.

There was no immediate comment from the police on the report.

Caruana Galizia’s death was believed to be a result of her reporting on her popular blog, Running Commentary, where she highlighted alleged high-level corruption by politicians across party lines.

She also covered criminal gangs and drug trafficking and was responsible for

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