Pakistan — Old Visuals From Terrorists Attack Falsely Being Linked To “Operation Dara-e-Bolan”: Fact-Check

A picture of a burning car has gone viral, accompanied by the false assertion that it is from The Baloch Liberation Army’s (BLA) “Operation Dara-e-Bolan” in Balochistan’s Mach and Bolan regions.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @RealBababanaras tweeted “|| Operation Dara-e-Bolan || A massive attack on Pakistani Occupational forces, the first of its kind in #Balochistan, has seen railway stations, police stations, and military outposts occupied by Baloch Fighters within hours.” on Jan 30, 2024. The tweet has received an about 30.7k views on X. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this photo was taken during a terrorist attack at the Serena Hotel in Quetta in 2021. It is not related to the current conflict.

We visited the quint, which published an article on this incident on April 22, 2021 with the headline “4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Blast at Hotel in Pakistan’s Quetta”.

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D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Self-proclaimed OSINT accounts are circulating old visuals with false claims to mislead their followers. An image that demonstrates a burning car has been shared with a misleading claim that it is from “Operation Dara-e-Bolan” by The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) in the Mach and Bolan regions of Balochistan. But, after proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that the image is, in fact, from a terrorist attack that occurred at the Serena Hotel in Quetta in 2021. It has nothing to do with the current conflict.


Fact : This photo actually comes from a terrorist attack that happened at the Serena Hotel in Quetta in 2021. It is not related to the current dispute.

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