While the fight against the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq has gathered a lot of attention, the nation of Egypt has been waging a long fight against radical Islamic terrorists within its borders as well.
A video has recently gone viral showing an Egyptian tank literally rolling over a Suicide Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device when the driver attempted to run over a bunch of civilians.
The video showed the car rolling up to where the tank was sitting. There were a number of civilians and cars behind the tank — though it is unclear from the video why they are there.
The tank quickly rolled right over the SBVIED, crushing the car, and providing civilians time to run for cover. The tank then turned around and drove away from the car, which exploded into a massive fireball a few seconds later.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that the car had an estimated 100kg of explosives in it, as well as four gunmen. Seven civilians, including two children, reportedly died from the explosion, but the numbers could have been much higher were it not for the tank crew.
The crew risked their lives to save as many civilians as they could, and they really should be given some sort of award for their bravery. They had no idea how big of an explosive device that car had, or if they would survive, but they chose to run it over anyway.