Did Pakistan Army Bomb Civilians in Waziristan?

A viral video purportedly on X (formerly Twitter) is shared with the captions “Today is 4th of Ramadan and 🇵🇰 army once again bombed and shelled innocent civilians in North Waziristan this evening. I checked myself, 5 people are dead and 15 are injured in Raghzai, WANA.”

The post was shared widely and had more than 77K views while reporting.

(Screenshot from X)

Another X user posted the same clip with the following caption “How is Pakistani military any less evil than what Israel is doing in Gaza? Both entities are backed by US and both entities kill innocent Muslim children.”

(Screenshot from X)

The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), the claim was shared here, here, here and here accumulating more than 100K views.

To verify the claim’s accuracy, an extensive fact-checking procedure was undertaken. A reverse image search revealed that the tragic incident occurred in the Raghzai area in the South Waziristan tribal district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on March 4, 2024. At least six persons in a family, including two children, were killed after the roof of their room collapsed.

(Screenshot from 24 News)

The viral claim appears to have been shared with the intent to depict the Pakistani military in a negative light and draw parallels between its actions and those of the Israeli military in Gaza.


Our fact check confirmed that the video in question does not depict an incident of the Pakistan Army bombing a house in North Waziristan. Instead, it shows a tragic event in the Raghzai area of South Waziristan on March 4, 2024, where six individuals, including two children, lost their lives due to a house roof collapse. This misinformation underscores the importance of verifying claims before sharing them to prevent the spread of false narratives.

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