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Suicide bomber kills 16 at Ice cream shop

Suicide bombing at a popular Baghdad ice cream shop killed at least 16 people, officials said Tuesday, an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The overnight bombing in the Karrada district in central Baghdad also wounded 75 people, officials said.

IS issued a statement claiming the attack, identifying the bomber as an Iraqi who detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle targeting Shiite Muslims.

IS considers members of Iraq’s Shiite Muslim majority — including the women and children who were victims of the Karrada blast — to be heretics and frequently carries out attacks against them.

The bomber struck just days after the start of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, during which Iraqis often stay out late shopping or socialising after breaking their daily fast.

Images and footage posted on social media showed the devastating impact of the blast, which ripped through the crowded area around Al-Faqma ice cream shop, scattering rubble across the street.

One photo showed cups of ice cream scattered on the blood-stained ground.

Brett McGurk, the US diplomat coordinating the international coalition fighting IS, condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with Iraq.

“ISIS terrorists tonight in Baghdad target children & families enjoying time together at an ice cream shop. We stand w/Iraq against this evil,” McGurk said on Twitter, using an alternate acronym for IS.

IS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by coalition air strikes have since regained much of the territory they lost and are now fighting to retake the last jihadist-held areas in second city Mosul.

But defeats on the battlefield have not prevented IS from carrying out deadly attacks targeting civilians, including a bombing in Karrada district last year that killed more than 320 people.

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Ooni Of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi shows off his new bride Prophetess Naomi

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Over a year after his marriage to Olori Wuraola crashed, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has found a new bride. The Ooni released a statement annoucing this, along with photos of his new Queen.

It read:

I waited patiently upon the Almighty the King of kings, he eventually did it in the midst of many trials. Shilekunola, Moronke, Naomi; the greatest Arsenal you can apply on this highly revered throne with many rules and regulations in the midst of undiluted tradition, heritage and culture is the “Fear Of God In You”, which is the beginning of your wisdom on this throne of Oduduwa. You are welcome home my beautiful and adorable queen. #OoniOfIfe #Otisese

Ooni Of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi shows off his new bride Prophetess Naomi

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“Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Nkechi Blessing

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“Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Nkechi Blessing

  • “Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Actress Nkechi Blessing

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing has thrown caution to the win and shattered a very big table which got a lot of her colleagues on it.

According to the actress, excluding Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work and God-given talent.

The actresses also added she knows what they are really into to make up with the extravagant lifestyle of an actress.

Read her post below.

Worldbest is the only Actress I know that Feeds Off her HARD WORK and God Given Talent. The Reat Of US **In quote** Na we sabi wetin we dey do #Isaidwhatisaid… Love you Mama another person I know is @funkeejenifaakindele… Argue with your phone.

“Except Toyin Abraham and Funke Akindele, all actresses don’t feed off their hard work” – Nkechi Blessing

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