While authorities reveal that Semtex explosive was used for the assassination, different clues point to the fact that journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed making use of a bomb planted on the road. In comments to the news, forensic expert Anthony Abela Medici said that the bomb appears not to have been inside the car, this is consistent with the fact that Caruana Galizia’s vehicle was constantly parked inside her residence, which was supposedly guarded by surveillance cameras.
We have reason to believe that the executors dug a hole in the road large enough to conceal the Improvised Explosive Device and then covered it again with soil. The bomb was then triggered remotely by a person standing on one of the hills surrounding the road. A crater is visible on the point of the explosion, which is where the IED could have been placed.