Syria says a car bomb in Damascus has killed a top Hezbollah commander implicated in deadly attacks against Western and Israeli targets in the 1980s and 90s.
The Lebanese Shi'ite militant group and its top ally, Iran, accused Israel of orchestrating the Tuesday night blast that killed Imad Mughniyeh. Israel's government denied any involvement.
Syria's interior minister, Bassam Abdul-Majid condemned the bombing as a "cowardly and terrorist act" but did not specifically blame anyone.
Washington welcomed the death of Mughniyeh, who had been on a U.S. list of most wanted terrorism suspects for two decades. A U.S. State Department spokesman, Sean McCormack said "the world is a better place" without him.
Israel accuses Mughniyeh of masterminding the 1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina that killed 29 people. Argentine prosecutors also linked him to the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85.