Israel arrests militants in death of British woman

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security forces say they have arrested a group of Hamas militants behind a bombing that killed a British woman and wounded dozens of civilians this year.

The Shin Bet security service says a 36-year-old West Bank Palestinian who constructed the bomb was among dozens of militants arrested. So was a 23-year-old Palestinian from Jerusalem who planted it next to a busy bus stop in the city on March 23.

The bomb killed Mary Jean Gardner, a 59-year-old British tourist, and injured dozens.

Wednesday’s statement said agents had also seized a bomb intended for use by a suicide bomber in an attack planned by the same cell for Aug. 21. The would-be suicide bomber, a 20-year-old Palestinian from Hebron, was caught two days later.