This photo shows a blast in Pakistan's Lahore in 2017

Published on 24/09/2021 at 10:10

Reports circulating on social media in Pakistan purport to share a photo of the aftermath of a bomb that "killed at least 25 soldiers" in Lahore in September 2021. The posts are misleading; while the photo genuinely shows a blast in Lahore, it is an old picture taken after a gas explosion in 2017 in which no soldiers were reported dead. AFP found no credible reports of a bomb blast in the city in September 2021.