Malta has experienced 19 bomb attacks since 2010, with five people targeted in the last 11 months. Several of these cases are still unsolved, with many cases linked to diesel smuggling, drug trafficking and usury.
Daphne Caruana Galizia is the third victim of explosive devices in 2017, and the fifth person to die since 2010. Although explosive devices such as car bombs are on the rise, with more people being targeted each year, most of these cases have not been solved and no action has been taken.
The most recent attack happened on 20 February 2017, when a device was detonated in 40-year-old Romeo Bone’s car. Bone, who was well known to police, lost both legs in the incident but survived.
Source: Malta Today