CCTV Footage Of Pulwama Terror Attack: No, the video is of a car bomb blast in Syria

Reported on 2019-02-16 19:11:53.0 by FactHunt Admin

Rumour

At least 38 CRPF personnel were killed on 14th Feb in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district. Pakistan backed terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

A 9-second video is going viral on social media with the claim that the video is a CCTV footage of the terror attack. The video was shared by Indian Army Group on Facebook. 

You can watch the video here:

The video starts with the movement of vehicles on a road which was followed by a huge explosion. The same video is being shared on Twitter as well with the same claim.

Our Investigation

We used InVid Chrome extension to extract the key frames of the video and did a reverse image search on Google.

The Google search result landed us to a Syrian website which has shared the same video with the claim that a bomb-laden vehicle exploded near the checkpoint at the entrance of Cobanbey.

We also found the video on another Syrian website NTV.com which claims the video is of an explosion which occurred in the town of Cobanbey in the Aleppo province of Syria, on the border of Kilis.

 We also found a video uploaded on YouTube by the Russian international news channel Russia Today. As per the description, the video is CCTV footage from the Turkish side of the Kilis border crossing captured the moment a car bomb exploded at a Syrian checkpoint on the outskirts of the town of al-Rai on Tuesday. Seven people, including three police officers, were reportedly injured in the explosion which occurred roughly 5km (3 miles) from the Turkish-Syrian border.

Fact

The video is not the CCTV footage of Pulwama terror attack. The video is of an explosion which occurred in the town of Cobanbey in the Aleppo province of Syria, on the border of Kilis.

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