A heroic Egyptian tank crew was credited with saving up to 50 people from a car bomb laden with explosives.
The tank spotted the car racing towards an army checkpoint in North Sinai and drove head-on to meet them.
It then proceeded to run the car over, which contained four gunmen and 100kg of explosives, while civilians could be seen fleeing for cover.
‘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.’
The Egyptian military has been waging a battle in the remote Sinai peninsula against insurgents backed by ISIS.