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Armored robbers blow up the armored car in cash-in-transit heist

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Robbing armored truck is often a very violent and explosive criminal job, but a group of armed robbers in Johannesburg, South Africa has gone a step forward and just pulled off a real life version of the Italian Job which was caught on camera. The heist occurred in April, earlier this year.

After an armored car was held up in rush hour traffic, the robbers planted explosives by the back doors. ABC News reported a police statement released to the press after the attack, “The guards were forced out of the vehicle before the suspects blew their cash van up with explosives. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of money in cash boxes and one of the guard’s firearms. They fled from the scene in two vehicles.

Minor injuries were reported by ER24, an emergency rescue service. One motorist was struck by flying debris and a portion of the car doors struck a passing car. According to eyewitness statements, the robbers were driving a BMW and a Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Eyewitness video of the explosion has quickly gone viral.

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US and Portuguese Paratroopers train Joint Operations in Portugal

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Portugal, once again, organized a large-scale military Exercise in its national soil. Orion 17 was held in the Center and South of Portugal where some arid landscapes and temperatures between 35 and 42ºC are able to replica some areas of Africa or the Middle East.

Portugal has unique conditions for operational training and is a perfect platform for North Atlantic Treaty (NATO) and/or European Union (EU) forces. About 2000 military personnel, where around 350 were American and Spanish Paratroopers. C-130s and MV-22 where employed for Parachute deployments and Special Forces insertions.

The exercises of the Orion series are held every year and have positioned Portugal as a NATO HUB for the execution of operational training. The positioning of Portugal makes it very easy to involve forces stationed in Southern European Flank, or forces in the projection or retraction of NATO operations.

In this Video you can watch some Cross Training between the Portuguese 1st Para BN & US 173rd Airborne Brigade, in Mafra Escola das Armas MOUT training facilities.

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Improvise, adapt, overcome as special technique in Libyan war

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The wars in the Middle East have already proven as one of the deadliest in this century so far, and in the digital age, we saw so many videos and footage directly from the frontlines. This wannabe Rambo used Walmart-style shopping cart to mount his machine gun to easily opearate around.

 

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