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This is an old photo shared in reports about an Iraq mosque destroyed in 2014

Published on 01/09/2021 at 09:33

A photo has been shared hundreds of times in Facebook and Twitter posts purporting to show an explosion at a mosque in Pakistan at the hands of the Taliban. The post circulated online after the group seized power of Afghanistan in August. However, the claim is false. The photo has circulated since at least 2014 in news articles about the Islamic State group blowing up a mosque in Mosul, Iraq.