Fake Alert! This Old Video of Bomb Blast at Highway in Baghdad Going Viral as Pulwama Terror Attack on CRPF Jawans
Video of 2007 Bagdad blast not Pulwama Blast. (Photo Credit: Screengrab Youtube/Truck Bomb)

The dastardly Pulwama attack has the whole nation raging in anger, and it is shown all across social media, TV and all the other mediums. It has just been three days to the cowardly terrorist attack that took place on 14 February 2019 wherein a convoy of vehicles carrying CRPF security personnel was attacked on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It caused 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel to lose their lives. The Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the attack, a Kashmiri youth named Adil Ahmed Dar was identified as the attacker who was born and raised in Kashmir. While the anger among Indians is not calming down, fake videos that claim to be of the Pulwama attack doing the rounds on the internet. Many of which intentionally posted to infuriate the people of our country further. One such video doing round on the internet is actually a 12-year-old video from Baghdad and not from the recent Pulwama terror attack, as per reports by Indian Today. It shows video of a blast at a highway and claims to be footage of the Pulwama attack. As per reports from India Today, the Facebook page 'Rajsthani Media' posted this video with a caption that reads, "CCTV video from Pulwama terror attack (Pulwama me aatankwadi hamle ke CCTV video)."

Take a look at the original video:

Recently an advisory was issued asking people to not fall for such fake videos. The advisory read- CRPF Advisory: It has been noticed that on social media some miscreants are trying to circulate fake pictures of body parts of our martyrs to invoke hatred while we stand united. Please don't circulate/share/like such photos or posts. Report such content at webpro@crpf.gov.in

This is just one of many such videos circulating fake news. At this mourning time for India, please refrain from sharing any such unauthenticated videos.

Fact check

Fake Alert! This Old Video of Bomb Blast at Highway in Baghdad Going Viral as Pulwama Terror Attack on CRPF Jawans
Claim

Viral Video of Pulwama Terror Attack on CRPF Jawans

Conclusion

This is just one of many such videos circulating fake news. At this mourning time for India, please refrain from sharing any such unauthenticated videos.

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