A huge blast “rocked a Hezbollah stronghold in south Lebanon,” the Associated Press reported on Tuesday night.

By Ezra Stone, United with Israel

According to the Lebanese media, a huge blast tore through a building in a key Hezbollah-controlled town called Ain Qana, an area in which the Lebanese military claimed Israeli aircraft had been operating since early on Tuesday.

In a report on the explosion, the Associated Press referred to Ain Qana as a “stronghold” of Hezbollah.

Hezbollah is an Iran-backed Islamic terror group that is sworn to Israel’s destruction. It has successfully hijacked large portions of the Lebanese government.

According to the AP report, the cause of the explosion in Ain Qana remains unclear.

A Lebanese security official quoted by the AP said the explosion took place in a Hezbollah arms depot.

Israel has pounded Iranian positions in Syria with airstrikes in addition to assassinating Hezbollah terrorists operating there, but the IDF rarely confirms or denies such strikes.

The blast in Ain Qana arrives on the heels of an August explosion in Beirut that killed hundreds and wounded thousands.

While no credible sources pointed fingers at Israel over that disaster, evidence continues to mount pointing to Hezbollah’s role in the negligent handling of extremely volatile material that caused the near-nuclear level blast.

Hezbollah operatives “imposed a security cordon around the blast area Tuesday,” the AP reported, “barring journalists from reaching it.”