February 14, 2022, marked three years of the Pulwama attack, and as remembrance, an old viral video from the Iraq blast was incorrectly shared.
Similarly, one such video of a bomb exploding on the highway captured on CCTV went viral on social media, with many claiming it to be footage from the Pulwama attack. This viral video did bore some similarities to the original incident; however, on verifying, we found it to be an old video that has been wrongly attributed to the Pulwama tragedy. Our research found that the video is from 2007 from an attack in Iraq. A comparable video was discovered on YouTube, captioned "Truck bomb in Iraq" dated April 5, 2008. In the video, we notice the timestamp reading as September 2, 2007.
We also came across an archived article by McClatchy Washington Bureau reporting on the violence in Iraq on September 2, 2007. It noted that "Around 4 p.m., a suicide car bomb targeted the first gate of the Iraqi Army Taji base killing two soldiers and injuring eight others."
Therefore, it is clear that an unrelated video was misattributed to the 2019 Pulwama attack in India.