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Old Video Of Pakistan Army SSG Training From 2019 Circulated as Pakistan Army Soldiers Abducted By TTP: Fact-Check

A few days ago, a video clip began circulating on social media, claiming that a group of Pakistan Army soldiers had been kidnapped by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), The three-second abduction video showed security personnel blindfolded. The misleading news was spread by regular fake news spreader @ajaychauhan41 and a self-proclaimed OSINT @FrontalForce. However, upon closer examination and fact-checking, it was revealed that this video is actually more than four years old and has no connection to any recent kidnapping by the TTP.

Source Confirmation of the Abduction video

The video in question, featuring individuals dressed in military attire and blindfolded, raised suspicions due to the appearance of Pakistani soldiers. To verify its authenticity, we conducted a thorough investigation. First, we ran the video through Invid, a digital verification tool, which allowed us to extract several keyframes. Subsequently, we utilized the Yandex Reverse Image Search technique, leading us to the discovery of the same video on YouTube. Remarkably, this video was uploaded on March 7, 2019, long before the claims of abduction surfaced.

Misleading Intent

This incident highlights a disturbing trend of individuals utilizing self-proclaimed Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) to spread old videos with false claims, all in an attempt to mislead their social media followers and gain undue attention. The motive behind such actions is clear: to manipulate public sentiment and create a false narrative.


In conclusion, the viral video depicting abduction and blindfolded individuals claiming to be Pakistan Army soldiers being abducted by the TTP is unequivocally false. This video is a relic from 2019, showcasing a routine training exercise of the Pakistan Army’s Special Services Group (SSG) [Wiki Archive]. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below.

Claim: A video circulating on social media alleges that Pakistan Army soldiers were abducted by the TTP.

Fact: The video is from 2019 and actually shows a Pakistan Army SSG training exercise, not an abduction.

In our pursuit of accurate and unbiased information, we’ve diligently fact-checked the claims surrounding the incident. Misinformation can sow discord and disrupt communal harmony. Your support matters greatly in our mission to foster an informed and united society. Together, let’s strive to make India and Indians proud, upholding truth and unity. Jai Hind.

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