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Ten arrested in Malta journalist murder investigation

Ten arrested in Malta journalist murder investigation
From Al Jazeera - December 4, 2017

Maltese police have arrested 10 people allegedly connected to the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who died in a car bomb blast two months ago.

Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced eight arrests at a press conferenceon Monday, and helater tweeted that two other individuals were also apprehended.

All eight initial suspects were Maltese nationals, and some were known to the police, Muscat said.

An additional 2 persons have been apprehended in #DaphneCaruanaGalizia murder probe, bringing total to 10 arrests. Authorities have all areas of interest under control since early this morning and searches are underway.

Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) December 4, 2017

Police made arrests in several locations around Malta on Monday morning as part of a joint operation with the armed forces and secret service.

Muscat provided few details about the suspects, stating an unwillingness to say anything that might affect potential prosecutions.

The arrests were the first apparent break in the murder investigation, which is receiving support from the FBI, Europol, and Finnish security services.

Caruana Galizia, 53, was killed on October 16 after a bomb exploded in her car as she drove away from her home in Mosta, a small town outside the capital, Valletta.

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