CLAIM: A graphic video shows the aftermath of a recent Indian attack on Kashmiris seeking independence from India.
THE FACTS: The video is not recent. It shows an explosion that followed a gunfight between Indian police and suspected rebels in Kashmir on Oct. 21, 2018. According to AP reporting at the time, six civilians were killed in the explosion, which occurred as residents attempted to extinguish a fire at a house targeted during the clash. Video from the deadly 2018 explosion in the Kulgam district of Kashmir began circulating on Twitter following the recent government crackdown on residents in India-administered Kashmir. On Aug. 5, India revoked a constitutional article of the Muslim-majority region, taking away Kashmir's 70-year autonomy.
One Twitter user posted the 2018 video on Aug. 10, falsely stating: "Modi's ethnic cleansing of Muslims has started in J&K (Jammu and Kashmir)." The video had over 33,000 views, and 2,000 retweets by midweek. Both India and Pakistan consider Kashmir theirs and have fought two deadly wars over the region. For decades, rebels in Kashmir have been fighting against New Delhi's rule. New Delhi's move sparked protests in Kashmir and tightened security on the region.