Hyderabad: An image of a security check is viral on social media. In the picture, a gunman can be seen frisking another gunman. Users claim it is a security check outside Kabul airport.

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Fact Check

The claim is False.

NewsMeter performed a keyword search which directed us to a report by Reuters published on August 22, 2021. According to the report, the command of the airport has not yet gone into the hands of the Taliban and for this reason, many countries are evacuating their citizens. For the safe operation of the airport, many western countries including America and Britain have deployed thousands of soldiers at this airport in Kabul.

We took the help of Google reverse image search to check the veracity of the viral claim. We found this picture is on the profile of Twitter user 'yemenfelix1'.

We then found a video bulletin uploaded on the verified YouTube channel of 'CBS Evening News' on June 16, 2015, in which the viral image can be seen at 1.22 minutes.

It is therefore evident that the claim is False. The image of Houthi rebels rallying in Yemen is being shared as a security check outside Afghanistan airport.

Claim Review :   Image of security check outside an airport in Afghanistan
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Tejal Sinha

Tejal Sinha is currently a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is pursuing Masters in Journalism and Communication from St Francis College for Women. She is open to learning new things while exploring the road to unbiased journalism. She has also been awarded best report by women journalists, 2021. You can follow Tejal on Twitter @SinhaTejal

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