At least seven people were killed and 13 others were wounded after Islamic State militants opened fire on civilians in a town north of Baghdad. ISIS attacked unarmed civilians in Tarmiya, located 25 kilometers north of Baghdad, on Tuesday evening. Security forces stopped this terrorist gang, the military later said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Iran has banned all use of the popular Telegram messaging app. The ban had been introduced to protect “national security”, said a statement aired on state television. It is believed the ban is connected to protests expected on 12 May if US President Donald Trump re-imposes sanctions on Iran.

Lastly, it’s been one heck of a year for Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah who  has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. Salah, 25, has scored 31 goals in 34 league appearances for Liverpool this season. The Egypt star – the first African winner of the award – also won the Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year award in April.