From the BBC
“One of the leaders of Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah has been killed near Beirut, the group says.
Hassan Lakkis was “assassinated” near his home in Hadath – 7km (4.3 miles) south-east of the Lebanese capital, Hezbollah TV channel Al-Manar said.
Hezbollah blamed Israel for his death. Israel has not commented.
The news comes a day after the head of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said Saudi Arabia was behind last month’s bombings outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut.
Iran is a major backer of Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to Syria to back the government of Bashar al-Assad.
The conflict in Syria has increased sectarian tensions in its smaller neighbour.
Little is known publicly about Lakkis, but the BBC’s Jim Muir, in Beirut, says he was reputedly close to Hassan Nasrallah.
A statement issued by Hezbollah on Wednesday said Lakkis was killed as he returned home from work around midnight.”
Personally I think that it is unlikely that Israel was involved in this, very welcome removal of an Islamic terrorist nutter. Much more likely is he was killed by another Bearded Savage for religious or sectarian reasons.