Not Revenge for Pulwama, But An Old Image of Taliban Terrorists
An old image from a Pakistani military operation against the Taliban has gone viral as proof of Pulwama revenge.
An image with rows of dead bodies has been going viral as proof of India’s retaliation of Pulwama. The image suggests that the dead bodies shown are terrorists killed by the Indian army post the 14 February deadly terror attack.
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Amidst the war frenzy since the Pulwama attacks, this picture has been shared many times across social media platforms. At the time of writing this story, it had almost 12,000 likes and 4,000 shares.
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This photograph is originally credited to Getty Images, where it mentions it was taken on 19 December, 2014. It is also stated that in it lie the bodies of “alleged Taliban militants” after a military operation by Pakistan in northwestern Hangu, Paksitan.
They further added that on that day, officials said that Pakistan “hung two convicted militants in the first executions since 2008.” This was immediately after the Taliban attack on Peshawar’s Army Public School on 16 December 2014 that claimed 149 lives, post which the government ended their moratorium on the death penalty.
A twitter post from 2014 containing the same image underlines the fact that this was not an attack carried out post Pulwama.
After the Pulwama terrorism against CRPF jawans, many people in India have been thirsting for revenge, primarily targeted at Pakistan.
However, in this war hungry haze, many fake stories connected to Pulwama are doing the rounds on social media. The Quint reported on the most recent of these viral fake news stories concerning Pulwama.
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