One dead after car bomb explodes in Malta

A man was killed in Malta on Saturday after a bomb planted in his car exploded, police said.

Martin Cachia was killed when the bomb was detonated as he was driving in a main road in the south of the Mediterranean island.

Cachia, a 56-year-old man from the seaside village of Marsascala, has a pending court case against him in connection with human trafficking.

Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion before the car went out of control and crashed into a wall. A gaping hole could be seen right under the driver's side of the car.

"I heard a very loud noise and the place was shaking," Noel Dalli told Times of Malta.

No suspects have yet been identified.

Last update: Sat, 16/01/2016 - 17:27

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