The video circulating online as the footage of Kabul Explosion you saw, was probably fake


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A clip that is being widely shared on social media believing to be accurately depicting the twin explosions in Kabul on Thursday has been found to not be accurate.

The video which is supposed to be depicting events of August 26 2021 outside the Kabul Airport was actually at least five days older than the Kabul Blast. 

According to the Reuters News Agency, the video could depict the Israeli Airstrikes on Palestine's Gaza region.

The same footage was first circulated on August 21, when the Israeli Army was bombing the strips of Gaza.

Also, the photo that was shared online as evidence of the attack on Kabul Airport was found to date back to 2015, when a car bomb blast took place near the Kabul Airport, which is believed to be caused by the Taliban Militants.

Another photograph of a plane covered in dust was too found to be represented out of the context.

The photograph in question was actually taken by AFP photograph Wakil Koshar at Kabul airport on August 16.

Wakil Koshar | AFP | Getty Images

Wakil Koshar | AFP | Getty Images

The caption of the photograph on Getty states: “US soldiers stand guard as in the background Afghan people wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan’s 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city’s airport trying to flee the group’s feared hardline brand of Islamist rule.”

Publish : 2021-08-28 13:38:00

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