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Car Attacks In Japan And Germany Mar New Year's Celebrations

A dozen people were hurt on separate continents after police say motorists deliberately plowed through crowds of revelers just past Midnight.
Paramedics and an emergency doctor bend over a man who had been run over by a car near the Museum Folkwang in North Rhine-Westphalia, Essen, on Tuesday. Source: picture alliance

A dozen people have been injured in two separate car attacks, after authorities say motorists deliberately plowed through New Year's crowds celebrating in Germany and Japan just after the clock struck midnight.

In Western Germany, a 50-year-old man apparently set out on a rampage to kill foreigners in the first hour of 2019 in the city of Bottrop.

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