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Explosion in Beirut Southern Suburbs Kills Senior Hamas Official

An explosion in Beirut’s southern suburb killed a senior Hamas official on Tuesday, according to a number of media reports.

The explosion occurred near a bakery in the Dahiyeh neighborhood, which is a stronghold of the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

The Lebanese military said that the explosion caused extensive damage to the area, but did not provide any further details.

The Hamas movement confirmed the death of Saleh al-Arouri, its deputy political bureau chief, in the explosion.

Al-Arouri was a Palestinian-American who was wanted by the United States for his role in organizing attacks against Israel.

He had been living in Lebanon for several years.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but some reports have suggested that it was a targeted attack by Israel The explosion comes at a time of heightened tensions between Israel and Hezbollah.

The two groups have been engaged in a proxy war in Syria, and Israel has repeatedly warned Hezbollah against launching attacks from Lebanon.

The explosion is likely to further escalate tensions between the two groups.