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Date: Aug 25, 2020

Bomb unit officers removed what they called "potential incendiary devices" from near the TriMet MAX stop off North Cascades Parkway by IKEA on Monday.

Police were called just before 3:30 p.m.

During their investigation, police closed Northeast Cascades Parkway from Mt. St. Helens Avenue to the Cascades MAX station.

Police said one suspicious-looking device was found in a parking lot. After conducting a sweep of the area, police said they found another one.

Read more: KATU-2

A wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday left at least 12 dead and wounded scores, officials said, including a Taliban truck bombing in the country's north that targeted a commando base for Afghan forces.

The violence comes as expectations had been rising that negotiations could soon get underway between the Afghan government and the insurgents.

The truck suicide bomber struck in northern Balkh province, killing three people, including two Afghan commandos and a civilian, according to Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the provincial governor.

According to Hanif Rezaie, the spokesman for the Afghan army corps in the north, initial military report said at least six commandos and around 35 civilians were wounded in that explosion, which also destroyed or damaged dozens of nearby civilians houses.

Read more: Minneapolis Star Tribune

A self-described amateur inventor has been cleared of mounting an Isis-inspired terror plot targeting British soldiers and police officers.

Hisham Muhammad, 26, was accused of attempting to remodel a drone to drop explosives and researching other methods including knife attacks.

The Old Bailey heard that police found a “variety of bladed articles”, components, drawings, notes, camouflage clothing and masks at his home in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Muhammad had denied being involved in a terror plot, telling officers he “liked to invent and innovate”.

Read more: The Independent (via MSN)

The United States is still looking into an explosion at a gas pipeline in Syria but the incident appears to bear the hallmarks of Islamic State, U.S. Syria envoy James Jeffrey said on Monday.

The explosion on the Arab Gas Pipeline, which caused a power blackout in Syria on Monday, was the result of a "terrorist" attack, state media cited the nation's energy minister as saying.

"We are still looking into that. But it was almost certainly a strike by ISIS," Jeffrey told reporters in Geneva at the start of U.N.-sponsored talks of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.

Read more: Yahoo News