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A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Summary of Disinformation

A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Disproof

This is a fabricated story. The video that accompanies the claims appears to be from a fire in Lithuania in January 2015. Further debunking by the DFRLab http://bit.ly/2tEIYL0.

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Reported in: Issue 73
Date: 16.06.2017
Language: Lithuania
Country of Origin: Lithuania, US
Reported by: East Stratcom Network
Keywords: Nuclear issues
Disinforming outlet: Sarmatas (added a 'fake news' warning when it was detected)
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