U.N. peacekeepers under fire on Golan Heights; 44 held by militants

August 31, 2014 8:11 AM

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(CNN) -- United Nations peacekeepers were attacked on the Golan Heights on Saturday, even as U.N. officials said they were working to gain the release of dozens of others detained by Islamist fighters.

The United Nations did not identify who carried out the attacks, but an Israeli military official told CNN that a separate incident -- the capture of 44 peacekeepers in the same area -- was carried out by militants from Syria.

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