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Date: Aug 19, 2020

Bomb attacks in Kabul and in northern Afghanistan, as well as an ambush in the country's south killed at least five people on Wednesday and wounded 15, officials said. 

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Kabul police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said one of the sticky bombs was attached to a police vehicle, while the other was attached to a car belonging to the education ministry. The police were investigating, he said. 

Read more: ABC News

A man who deliberately rammed into a number of vehicles on a stretch of Berlin highway got out of his car and shouted "Allahu Akhbar," according to local reports.

Authorities in the German capital are investigating religious extremism as a motive behind the actions of the 30-year-old Iraqi who apparently drove into cars, motorcycles and a scooter driver, local news outlet RBB reported.

After his car was parked, the man got out of his vehicle, put a box on the street and claimed it was a bomb. Police opened the box with a high pressure water jet and it was found to only contain tools, while no traces of explosives were found in his car.

Read more: Newsweek