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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has tracked down a group of suspects behind a deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack.

The July 1 attack killed Miki Mark, a 48-year-old father of 10 children, and wounded his wife and two teenage children.

The military said Wednesday that after almost a month of pursuing the perpetrators, troops closed in on a Hamas cell behind the ambush.

It says troops surrounded a house in Hebron where the group was hiding. One Palestinian, believed to be the shooter who killed Mark, was killed in the shootout and three others were arrested.

Since mid-September, 34 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks.

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