Video of Terrorist Attack at Maa Ambaji Temple in Gujarat: Fact Check


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Video of Terror Attack at Maa Ambaji Temple in Gujarat

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Terrorist attack at Maa Ambaji Shakti Peeth Temple in Gujarat.
One terrorist killed, another captured alive.

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गुजरात के मां अम्बाजी मंदिर में 2 आतंकवादी घुसे 1मारा गया और एक को जिंदा पकड़ा गया देखें वीडियो में

Fact Check:

Some pictures and a video viral on social media allege to show a Terrorist attack at Maa Ambaji Shakti Peeth Temple in Gujarat, India. The 45 seconds video shows Police dragging one of the alleged dead terrorist and capturing the other one alive. Later, their belongings, arms and ammunition are put out for display. The pictures and video appeared on social media websites like WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter and also on video sharing websites. Nonetheless, the claims are not true.

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Not Terrorist Attack at Ambaji Temple

The claims in question appeared online earlier in early April 2019 also. Pictures and video were shared alleging to show one terrorist killed and one captured alive at Mata Ambaji Temple in Gujarat. However, on 1st April 2019, official Facebook page of Ambaji Temple clarified the rumor saying no such terror incident took place. The post also explained the viral video in fact shows a Police mock drill, urging people not to spread unwarranted fears and rumors.

Goddess Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha district of Gujarat is a popular sacred place. Local Crime Branch Police conducted the mock drill of terrorists’ entry into the temple in late March 2019. You can see the full video of the mock drill below.

This is not the first time mock drill videos are shared as real on social media platforms in India. Earlier this year in 2019, a similar police mock drill video appeared on social media alleging to show a Terrorist caught planting bomb inside a DMart shopping mall.

So, the messages claiming about Terrorist attack at Maa Ambaji Shakti Peeth Temple in Gujarat are just hoaxes. After the messages went viral, police inspector at Ambaji police station, K S Chaudhary said they filed an FIR against unknown people for deliberately sharing the misleading video on social media. They said special investigation will trace who spread the rumors. The police also appealed to people not to share such misleading videos on social media.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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