THIS is the dramatic moment elite German troops freed a ‘hostage’ during a high-octane training exercise in Dresden.
The armed, camouflage-clad soldiers rappelled onto the roof of the Military Museum from a helicopter hovering 20m above the building.
Masked members of the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) then expertly abseiled down to a narrow ledge and got into position.
Incredible images showed the window and its frame exploding into tiny fragments, allowing the troops easy entry for the faux extraction.
They left the building with the hostage safely in tow, according to the Stuttgarter, but the danger wasn’t over just yet.
The soldiers, highly trained in both counter-terrorism and hostage rescue, came under mock fire as they tried to take the hostage to safety.