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The British Foreign Office confirmed Thursday that a UK national, Mary Jane Gardner, died in Wednesday's terrorist attack at a Jerusalem bus stop, the Associated Press reported.
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The 59-year-old woman was critically injured in the blast and succumbed to her wounds the same day at Haddasah-Ein Kerem Medical Center. Thirty-nine others were injured in the attack; two are still in serious condition.
Gardner, was studying at Hebrew University in the capital and lived in the dormitories.
The UK's Foreign Office said that Gardner's next of kin were informed
and that her family if being provided consular assistance. Israeli
police described the woman as a tourist, though her identity remains
The attack was the first serious terrorist bombing in the city since
2004, and for many residents it brought back terrible memories of the
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the IDF are investigating whether the attacker was from the West Bank.
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Melanie Lidman and Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.
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