Israeli military says soldier apparently captured in Gaza Strip

by Reuters
Friday, 1 August 2014 10:47 GMT

JERUSALEM, Aug 1 (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier was apparently captured by Palestinian militants during a clash in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday, an Israeli military spokesman said.

"(Israeli) forces operating to decommission an (infiltration) tunnel were attacked. Initial indications are that a soldier has been abducted by terrorists during the operation," the spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner said in a conference call with journalists. (Reporting by Jeffrey Heller)