ROME (Reuters) - Maltese police on Monday arrested eight suspects in the murder of blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said, almost two months after her car was blown up while she was driving it.
All of the suspects are Maltese nationals and most have a criminal record, the prime minister said, without providing any further details. The police have 48 hours to question the suspects, arraign them or release them.
Caruana Galizia, 53, was murdered on Oct. 16. She ran a popular blog in which she relentlessly highlighted cases of alleged high-level corruption targeting politicians from across party lines.
(Reporting by Chris Scicluna, writing by Steve Scherer, editing by Crispian Balmer)