Panama Papers journalist killed

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A JOURNALIST  who played a lead role in the Panama Papers investigation has been killed in a car bomb attack in Malta according to police.

Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53,  a prominent blogger, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded. She had accused the island's government of corruption.

Local media say one of her sons heard the blast and rushed outside, reports the BBC

Prime Minister M Joseph Muscat, whom Caruana Galizia accused of wrongdoing earlier this year, denounced the killing.

"I condemn without reservations this barbaric attack on a person and on the freedom of expression in our country," he said in a televised statement.

The Panama Papers Investigation team released files of Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca,  revealing details of scores of thousands of offshore companies created to avoid taxes or launder money. The company's founders are out on bail in Panama, awaiting trial