Journalist blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia is thought to be the victim of a car bomb which exploded in Bidnija at 3pm.
Emergency services were called onto the scene at the time, but it’s believed she was already dead by the time they arrived.
TVM confirmed the identity of the victim. The Prime Minister is set to give a statement shortly.
The Prime Minister will be giving a Media Statement at 1630 at the Auberge de Castille.
— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) October 16, 2017
TVM has reported that Caruana Galizia was on the receiving end of threats to her life in recent weeks.
Caruana Galizia was 53 years old and had three sons.
Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera is the inquiring magistrate.
She was in recent months hailed as a ‘one-woman Wiki Leaks’ by international publication Politico in their rundown of people shaking things up across Europe.