Po­lice still in­ves­ti­gat­ing all av­enues in Marsa car bomb case; do not rule out pos­si­bil­ity of links to past bomb­ings

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

The po­lice force is still in­ves­ti­gat­ing all pos­si­ble av­enues when it comes to the re­cent car bomb which sev­ered a man’s leg last Mon­day.

Three men had suf­fered in­juries af­ter the ex­plo­sion in a van in Marsa. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at around 6:15pm, when an ex­plo­sion took place inside a Ford Tran­sit van on Aldo Moro Road, caus­ing it to crash into an elec­tric­ity pole.

The in­te­rior of the van was com­pletely de­stroyed and the win­dows of an Opel Zafira that was driv­ing by shat­tered, in­jur­ing the driver - a 37-year-old man from Zab­bar.

The men inside the Ford were a 35-year-old from Qormi and a 45-year-old from Naxxar.

Re­ports said that the ex­plo­sive de­vice shot shrap­nel across the cabin of the Ford Tran­sit van. The bomb was al­legedly strapped un­der the driver’s side of the van.

Asked by this news­room whether the po­lice be­lieve this bomb­ing was linked to the Marsas­cala bomb­ing last Jan­uary, where Martin Cachia, 55, from Marsas­cala was killed while driv­ing on the Marsas­cala by­pass, or any other re­cent bomb­ing in­ci­dent, the po­lice said the fol­low­ing: “Kindly note that a Mag­is­te­rial In­quiry is still on­go­ing, hence it is not pru­dent to com­ment at this stage, how­ever the Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing all pos­si­ble av­enues”.

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