A former official in the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has been found dead in his flat in a Beirut neighborhood, a Lebanese news agency reported.
The state-run National News Agency says security officials found the body of former official, identified only as Ali H., inside his apartment in the Bourj el-Barajneh neighborhood.
Security forces have immediately opened an investigation into the incident and were awaiting the arrival of a forensic doctor to determine the cause of death, the report said.
No other information was immediately available, nor what position the deceased had held in the group.
The incident comes a week after the fiercest shelling exchange between Hezbollah and the Israeli military since the 2006 Lebanon war.
The cross-border fire followed an Israeli drone attack against Lebanon, after which Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that it could be a precursor to assassination attacks by Israel.
In reaction to the Israeli air raids, Hezbollah fired two anti-tank guided missiles at a moving Israeli armored vehicle at the Avivim base north of the occupied lands, killing and wounding its occupants.
Following the retaliatory attack, Israeli soldiers fled in panic from a military base targeted by Hezbollah.
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