Was An Assassination Attempt Made on Saudi Crown Prince?

A video circulating on X (formerly Twitter) alleged that there had been an assassination attempt on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The claim went viral in different countries with multiple fabricated claims.

An Indian propaganda account asserted that three Pakistani nationals were arrested in connection with the conspiracy.

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Another X user from Pakistan shared the same video with the following caption, “Breaking News!!! Arab sources are reporting an assassination attempt against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Shame on the Arab Crown They are silent on the Palestine Matter #Rafah #RafahUnderAttack #Israel #InoueNery #pale”

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The claim gained traction on social media, particularly on X (formerly Twitter), the claim was shared here, here, here, and here gaining upwards of more than 343K views.

To verify the claim’s authenticity, a comprehensive fact-checking process was initiated. A reverse imaging technique was employed, revealing that the shared video dates back to March 2024. Saudi social media influencer Iyad-Al-Hamoud confirmed that the footage depicts a car accident that occurred on March 16, 2024. He also emphasized that the video is being falsely circulated by pro-Israel accounts with misleading context.


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The viral claim appears to have been shared with the intent to stir unrest and spread false information. The involvement of Pakistani nationals in the alleged conspiracy adds a layer of complexity to the narrative, potentially fueling tensions between countries.


Our fact check confirms that the shared video does not depict an assassination attempt on the Saudi Crown Prince. Moreover, the claim made by an Indian propaganda account is baseless. The shared footage shows a car accident that occurred in March 2024.

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