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Hamas Denies Having Captive Israeli Soldier, Says They Lost Contact With Militants Who Carried Out Attack

Supporters of Hamas hold a representation of a rocket as others shout slogans against the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, during a protest in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh

Hamas' military wing told NBC News that they lost contact with the unit that carried out an attack against Israeli forces Friday morning and denied holding a live-Israeli captive.

The group, classified as a terrorist organization by the United States, added to NBC that its militants were killed by Israeli fire during the apparent attempt to capture an IDF soldier.

Hamas said it's possible the Israeli soldier may have been killed with the militants in the ambush.

Israel said Friday that Hamas broke the truce when they fired on Israeli forces, killing two soldiers and possibly capturing another.

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