>> The journalist who led the Panama Papers investigation killed Monday when a bomb blew up in her car. The brutal death of Daphne Caruana Galizia, well known in her home country of Malta, stunning the tiny Mediterranean island. The Panama Papers were leaked documents that last year exposed how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world's rich and powerful.
With Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat among those caught up in the scandal. He has denied any wrongdoing. Muscat denouncing Caruana Galizia's killing as a quote, barbaric attack on press freedom. The 53 year old journalist ran a hugely popular blog in which she highlighted cases of alleged high level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines.
Locals said Caruana Galizia had just left her house and was on a road in northern Malta when the bomb detonated, sending her car flying into an adjacent field. The white sheet in the foreground covering her body. Malta's prime minister said, the US FBI has agreed to help investigate her killing.