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On July 25th, 2017, a military checkpoint in North Sinai, Egypt, faced an oncoming attack by a suicide bomber. As you’ll see in the video released by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense, a sedan was racing toward the gates while many civilian cars were backed up. A quick thinking tank crew, however, stepped into action and saved the day.
The suicide car was filled with 100 kg of explosives.
Crushing the car at the risk of it exploding was the first act of valor for this crew. Once it didn’t blow under them, they turned around and shielded the other cars on the road with their own tank, once again exposing themselves to danger. According to a press release from independent.co.uk, they saved over 50 people’s lives.
Sadly, seven civilians including two children were killed in the blast.
No terrorist entities have claimed responsibility for the attack as of now.