BEIRUT (AP) — The TV station of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group says prime Hamas official Saleh Arouri was killed Tuesday in an explosion in a southern Beirut suburb.

Arouri, one of many founders of Hamas’ army wing, had headed the group’s presence within the West Financial institution. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had threatened to kill him even earlier than the Hamas-Israel battle started on Oct. 7.

Israeli officers declined to remark.

Lebanon’s state-run Nationwide Information Company mentioned the blast killed 4 individuals and was carried out by an Israeli drone.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. The next is AP’s earlier story.

An explosion shook the Lebanese capital’s southern suburbs Tuesday night inflicting chaos within the militant Hezbollah group’s stronghold, however the nature of the blast was not instantly recognized.

It wasn’t clear if the explosion inflicted any casualties within the Beirut suburb however movies circulating on social media confirmed severe harm and fireplace.

The explosion got here throughout greater than two months of heavy exchanges of fireside between Israeli troops and members of Hezbollah alongside Lebanon’s southern border.

Because the preventing started on Oct. 8, the preventing has been concentrated just a few miles (kilometers) from the border however on a number of events Israel’s air drive hit Hezbollah targets deeper in Lebanon.

Earlier within the day, Hezbollah mentioned its fighters carried out a number of assaults alongside the Lebanon-Israel border concentrating on Israeli army posts.

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