The Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, has reportedly assassinated a Hamas militant operating out of Tunsia, Channel 2 citing Arab media claimed Friday.
The target, Mohhamed Alzoari, known to Israel’s security echelon as “The Engineer,” was found shot to death inside his vehicle in the city of Sfax, local media reported.
Five suspected were later detained by Tunisian authorities, along with a vehicle, weapons and mobile devices. One Tunisian journalist said the killing was carried out by the Mossad, who had been following Alzoari for some time, according to Channel 2.
Alzoari, a aviation engineer and scientist, was shot three to seven times by unknown assailants in his car near his home.
It remains unclear the motive behind the shooting.
According to Channel 2, the nationalities of the detainees include one suspect Netherlands, one from Morocco and the rest from varying European countries.
Israeli officials have yet to react or comment on the report.