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Added on : 2019-02-18 15:31:39

Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) found that the soldier in the viral photo is not from the Indian Army but is actually a Russian soldier. The image which has gone viral was posted on the Facebook page 'Mission 400+ saath hai to abhi jude' with the caption: "When this injured soldier got news of the Army getting a free hand, he left his treatment half way and returned to take revenge against the enemy. (sena ke ghayal jawan ko pata chalte hi ki sena ko khuli chhoot milgai, ilaaj ke beech se uthkar dushman se badla lene hospital se bahar nikal aaya, ye hai hamari sena jazba, Jai Hind, Vande Mataram)." At the time this story was filed, the post was already shared by more than 12,000 people in two days.

Using a reverse search, we found that the soldier in the viral image is a Russian army man. The image was taken back in 2004 in Russia when a few terrorists took around 1,100 people, mostly children hostage in the Beslan school siege on September 1.

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