JERUSALEM, July 19 (UPI) -- Israeli army and security forces said they arrested a Hamas terror cell allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of an Israeli policeman in June.
Authorities arrested a number of Hamas operatives in the village of Dir Zamat following the June 14 ambush attack in the Hebron hills that killed police officer Shuki Sofer, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday.
After the arrest, Israeli police discovered a weapons cache in the mountains near Dir Zamat, including three Kalashnikov rifles used in the alleged attack that killed Sofer, the newspaper said.
The suspects allegedly set an ambush for Sofer's police car after noting its passage on a local road during early morning hours every day.
When arrested, the cell members surrendered their weapons and re-enacted the shooting for investigating Israeli officers, the Post reported.
The group allegedly intended to carry out additional attacks, including kidnapping an Israeli citizen or soldier, Israeli sources said.