A video capturing a car bomb attack at a Syrian-Turkish border checkpoint is being shared as CCTV footage of the deadly attack on
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on February 14, 2019.
The dramatic footage shows a powerful blast rock a security checkpoint
The nine-second long clip is going viral over Facebook, Twitter and YouTube with Hindi text that claims it shows Thursday’s attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir.
(Hindi text – पुलवामा मे आंतकवादी हमले के CCTV वीडियो… ये वीडियो सामने आया है )
Click here to view an archived version of the post.
पुलवामा मे आंतकवादी हमले के CCTV वीडियो…👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/lft7ruC30w— Patel Pratik (@patelpr2312) February 15, 2019
BOOM broke up the video into key frames and did a reverse image search.
We found links to multiple websites which featured the video as that being of a car bomb attack in Syria.
The video was uploaded two days prior to the attack on security forces in Jammu & Kashmir.
According to an article by wire agency Reuters, a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in the Syrian town of al-Rai near the Turkish border on February 12, 2019.
Four civilians and three security personnel were reported to be wounded in the blast.
The town of al-Rai in northern Aleppo in the north of Syria is under the control of Turkey-backed rebels and was seized from Islamic State militants in 2016.
We also found tweets which confirm the video is not from Jammu & Kashmir.
BOOM also found the same video on Turkish broadcaster NTV’s website. (Click here to view the video)