ISIS Blows Up Ice Cream Shop, Sets Off Car Bomb in Baghdad, Killing 31

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BAGHDAD (USA Today/Associated Press) A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

The attacks come as IS militants are steadily losing more territory to U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul, the country’s second-largest city. The Sunni extremists are increasingly turning to insurgency-style terror attacks to detract from their losses.

The nighttime attack outside the ice cream parlor in the bustling Karrada neighborhood killed 17 people and also wounded 32, police and health officials said.

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  • InTheChurch

    Who hates ice cream? ISIS does

  • Musky

    Nothing can ruin the enjoyment of a delicious Clown Cone like an explosion.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    May God save the victims’ families and friends by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Ice cream is another unbelievably wonderful product of the white men’s Christendom, but what I feel sorry on earth for the Muslims is if they never heard the religious classic music of the white men’s Christendom.