A suicide bomber turned a wedding celebration into horror and carnage, after targeting a packed wedding hall, killing at least 63 people and wounding scores of others in what was the deadliest attack to rock Afghanistan in months.
The blast, which took place late Saturday August 17th in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban finalise a deal to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan and hopefully build a roadmap to a ceasefire.
The groom, who only gave his name as Mirwais, recalled greeting smiling guests in the afternoon, before seeing their bodies being carried out hours later.
The attack “changed my happiness to sorrow. My family, my bride are in shock, they cannot even speak. My bride keeps fainting. I lost my brother, I lost my friends, I lost my relatives. I will never see happiness in my life again” Mirwais told local TV station Tolo News.
Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 63 people had been killed and 182 injured out of about 1,200 guests.
“The wedding guests were dancing and celebrating the party when the blast happened. Following the explosion, there was total chaos. Everyone was screaming and crying for their loved ones” recounted Munir Ahmad, 23, who was seriously injured and whose cousin was among the dead.
The wedding was believed to be a Shia gathering and Shia Muslims are frequently targeted in Sunni-majority Afghanistan, particularly by the so-called Islamic State group, which is also active in Kabul but did not immediately issue any claim of responsibility.
Curvy actress Moesha Boduong shares more swimsuit photos
Curvy Ghanaian actress and socialite, Moesha Boduong took to Instagram to share more sexy photos of herself posing in a colorful swimsuit. See full photos below. The post Curvy actress Moesha Boduong shares more swimsuit photos appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tops Forbes list of highest-paid actors in 2019
Forbes’s ranking of the world’s highest-paid actors for 2019 is out, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson secured the top spot
According to the publication, Johnson, whose 2019 film credits include Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw as well as the WWE-themed comedy-drama Fighting with My Family, made $89.4m (£73.7m) between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019.
Chris Hemsworth came in second place with estimated earnings of $76.4 million, and Robert Downey Jr.. came in third with reported earnings of $66 million.
According to Forbes, the earnings estimates are based on a number of factors, including data from Nielsen, ComScore, Box Office Mojo and IMDB. Interviews with “industry insiders” are also taken into account. The estimated figures are pretax, and fees for agents, managers and lawyers are not deducted.
Check out the full list of World’s Highest-Paid Actors Of 2019.
?1. Dwayne Johnson
Earnings: $89.4 million
2. Chris Hemsworth
Earnings: $76.4 million
3. Robert Downey Jr.
Earnings: $66 million
4. Akshay Kumar
Earnings: $65 million
5. Jackie Chan
Earnings: $58 million
6. Bradley Cooper (tie)
Earnings: $57 million
6. Adam Sandler (tie)
Earnings: $57 million
8. Chris Evans
Earnings: $43.5 million
9. Paul Rudd
Earnings: $41 million
10. Will Smith
Earnings: $35 million
Crime was low and people were content when churches were not so rampant – Reno Omokri
According to Reno Omokri, ‘as a youth growing up in Nigeria, churches were not so rampant. Crime was low and people were content. As I grew up, churches became rampant.
As they increased, crime rose and discontentment grew. Perhaps Nigeria needs more contentment, and less religiosity? As a nation, we need to understand that it is righteousness that exalts a nation and not religion’.
Tony Elumelu’s elegant daughter steals the heart of Instagram users
Tony Elumelu shared a photo of his daughter visiting him at work.
Oge, who is on her summer break, took a break from her vacation to stop by her father’s office on a Sunday.
The chairman of Heirs Holding shared the photo and Instagram users couldn’t stop themselves from commenting about how beautiful she is.
Late Aaliyah immortalized with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds
18 years after Aaliyah died in a plane crash, the RnB star has lived on in many forms. The latest is a new wax figure at Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas.
Aaliyah’s wax figure at Madam Tussauds was unveiled on Wednesday August 21, immortalizing one of her iconic looks. Adam Morey, Studios Manager at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas revealed that the discussions on making an Aaliyah figure began over a year ago.
This set, rather than being a recreation of any one particular Aaliyah moment, was instead designed with a message to her fans in mind,” he said.
“It’s a message that hopefully reflects her everlasting legacy.”
The designer worked closely with Aaliyah’s family on the wax figure which was inspired by the music video for her smash hit “Try Again”.
Aaliyah was an American singer and actress who died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the Marsh Harbour Airport on the Abaco Islands, Bahamas. She had just completed filming for the music video for her single “Rock the Boat”.