Hamas wing says no info on missing Israeli soldier

Israeli Merkava tanks roll to the southern Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, on August 1, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)

Jerusalem (AFP) - Hamas' armed wing on Saturday said it had no information on the whereabouts of Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin who disappeared in the southern Gaza Strip the previous day.

"The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades has no information on this soldier. We have lost contact with one of our combatant groups, which was fighting in the sector where the soldier went missing and it is possible that our fighters and this soldier were killed," the group said in a statement.