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Old and Unrelated Image Shared as The Corpse of Afghan Comedian Khasha Zwan Murdered by Taliban…

An old image of a dead body is being circulated among some social media users and media outlets falsely claimed to be of Afghan Comedian Nazar Mohammad popularly known as Khasha Zwan who was tortured and killed by Taliban in Kandahar.  A Facebook user by the name of  Zahid Mohmand shared the image on July […]

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India has not closed consulate in Kandahar

Some Indian media outlets and social media posts falsely claim that India has shut its consulate in Kandahar city after Security deteriorating while the Indian Official say that Consulate General of India in Kandahar has not been closed.  A Facebook page namely ‘Indian Aerospace Defence News-IADN’ posted the claim on July 10, 2021. It says: […]

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Image of Pakistani Trans shared as Afghan Ambassador’s daughter to Islamabad

The image of a Pakistani transgender TikTok star is being shared as the image of Afghan Ambassador’s daughter Silsila Alikhil who was kidnapped and tortured on July 16, 2021 in Islamabad while she was on her way home in a taxi.  This image is being shared widely as Silsial Alikhil by some Social media users […]

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Islamabad Policy Research Institute Shared Incorrect Map of Afghanistan Missing Wakhan and Pamir…

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI) has shared a map of Afghanistan to represent the areas occupied by Taliban and the ones in control of the Afghan government. However, these maps did not show Wakhan and Pamir. Wakhan and Pamir in the North East are an integral part of Afghanistan and hence this move invited […]

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Old image of an Indonesian Goldmine Shared as an Afghan Goldmine on Social Media.

An old image of a gold mine in Indonesia was shared on social media as the image of the Qara-Zaghn gold mine of Afghanistan. It was made viral on February.11.2021 by social media users who claimed that the gold mine is in the Baghlan province of Afghanistan. Claim: On February.11.2021, the Afghan social media users […]

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FACT CHECK: Commander Alipoor Is Not Dead As Fake Viral Social Media Posts Claim…

In Afghanistan, most of the social media users reported that Abdul Ghani Alipoor has been killed in a military operation. However, when we investigated about the viral claim, we found this news to be fake. Claim: On 19th February, the Afghan social media was abuzz with the news of death of Commander Abdul Ghani Alipoor […]

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Afghan news agencies incorrectly claim Esfandi village is in Jaghori District…

The Shafaqna News Agency and the RTA Dari claimed in their reports that the Esfandi village is in the Jaghori district of the Ghazni province of Afghanistan. However, Esfandi village being in Ghazni province is not in Jaghori district. Here are the facts… Claim On February.15.2021, the Shafaqna News Agency and the RTA Dari in […]

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Afghan News Agencies Share Old and Unrelated Photo as Photo of a Building Gutted Down by Fire in Maidan-Wardak Province…

A photo of a military operation from Helmand province of Afghanistan went viral as photo of a building gutted down by fire in Maidan-Wardak province of Afghanistan. Many news agencies and social media users published it as the burned building in Behsud District of Maidan-Wardak.  Let’s see the posts that made the claim in detail […]

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