Terrorism has been on the up rise in Egypt as extremist groups in the country continue to attempt to overthrow the government.
The city of Sinai Peninsula has especially seen a huge rise in terror attacks and attempted terror attacks with no sign of it coming to an end.
Last month in July, a car was packed with explosives with four armed terrorist inside. Their plan was to use the car as a suicide vehicle while driving into the army outpost while they got out and shot anyone in sight.
Dozens of people who were gathered at the checkpoint in vehicles had no idea what was coming for them. They were completely vulnerable to the impending attack.
Had it not been for the brave and incredible actions of one Egyptian tank driver, tragedy would have struck and many would have lost their life.
Watch the brave actions of the tank driver at the end of this article.
Once they had identified the threat, the tank driver took it upon themselves to save lives. The tank raced to meet the terrorist suicide vehicle and immediately drove over the car, flattening it, and then rolling back over it again.
The danger of the attack was clear just moments later as the car ignited, causing a huge explosion.
It could have been much, much worse, if the car was able to get closer.
Fifty civilians and military personnel were saved from death, according to an Egyptian Army spokesperson.
“The armed forces reiterates that such terrorist acts only strengthen our determination to continue to eradicate this terrorism in our beloved Sinai from the roots,” he announced.
The spokesperson went on to say that “The armed forces will continue to sacrifice all that is precious, our sons’ lives, in order to preserve and protect this nation and its great people.”
Egyptian military personnel are not backing down in Sinai Peninsula as they continue to wage battle against insurgents who are backed by ISIS.