Police Sniffer Dog Survives After Setting Off A Land Mine In India. See Photos

A police sniffer dog miraculously survived after setting off a land mine in India. According to the footage shared online, the Alsatian, named Alex, can been seen walking away from his master to sniff an item by the side of the road, in India’s Odisha state.

But moments later the specialist police dog is thrown into the air by the force of a blast from an improvised explosive device. The animal is thrown backwards in a cloud of dust and rubble as the bomb explodes beneath its legs just yards from his handler. Incredibly Alex limped away from the incident alive having averted a major incident. However, the five-year-old dog sustained serious injuries to his legs and lower part of the eye. Alex works with the anti-bomb disposal squad of the Central Reserve Police Force.