Haaretz is reporting:

Hezbollah said Wednesday its Deputy Secretary General Imad Mughniyah was killed Tuesday evening in a bomb blast in a residential neighborhood of Damascus, accusing Israel of being behind the explosion.

“With all pride we declare a great jihadist leader of the Islamic resistance in Lebanon joining the martyrs … The brother commander hajj Imad Mughinyah became a martyr at the hands of the Zionist Israelis,” said a statement carried on Hezbollah’s television.

The Prime Minister’s Office initially declined comment, but later issued a statement denying Israeli involvement. “Israel rejects the attempt by terror groups to attribute to it any involvement in this incident,” read the statement. “We have nothing further to add.”

So in short, the head wolf got attacked and killed by one of his own, by use of their favorite weapon… a car bomb. Such is the loyalty and comradeship bred in such individuals. May he forever roast somewhere warm.

Addendum:  (David L)

Bit a rather apt metaphor:

A petard was a medieval small bomb used to blow up gates and walls when breaching fortifications. In a typical implementation, it was commonly either a conical or rectangular metal object containing 5 or 6 pounds of gun powder, activated with a slow match used as a fuse

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