Hamas says it is holding Israeli colonel reported killed on Oct. 7

CAIRO (Reuters) - Hamas said on Thursday it was holding an Israeli colonel captured on Oct. 7, who Israel had previously reported was killed in the attacks that day.

The Hamas armed wing Al Qassem Brigades said Colonel Asaf Hamami had been wounded during his capture. It supplied no proof, and did not specify whether he was still alive now. The Israeli military reported months ago that Hamami, 41, a brigade commander, had been killed in the Oct. 7 attacks and his body was being held in Gaza.

(Reporting by Nidal Al-Mughrabi; Editing by Peter Graff)