UFO Attacks Taliban Camp in Afghanistan Video is a Hoax and Edited

May 8, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A viral video that claims a UFO “attacked” a Taliban camp in Afghanistan is fake.

The video is an edit of a clip that was taken in Iraq. In the “UFO” video uploaded in March, the UFO was edited into it.

“Afghanistan – March 2014 – A mysterious UFO destroyed Taliban camp, the scene was filmed by US Marines,” the video’s description reads on YouTube.

The original video apparently shows a “US fighter jet” destroying a “car bomb factory” in Iraq. The editor of the UFO video appears to have flipped the Iraq video horizontally and added the UFO bit.


AP update for Afghan war: Bomb kills 9 people in western Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A late-night roadside bombing killed nine people and wounded two in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, a provincial spokesman said Wednesday.

The attack took place in the province’s Shindand district around midnight on Tuesday, when the vehicle the victims were riding in hit the roadside bomb, said provincial government spokesman Samih Wafa.

All the victims are from the same family and were on their way from one village to another when the bomb exploded, Wafa added.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came hours after another roadside bombing in the province killed three policemen and wounded two others. And on Monday, another roadside bombing in Herat killed four policemen and wounded four others.

Afghan security forces are frequently targeted by insurgents and violence has intensified in the country as most international troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the year.