October 16, 2017 07:34 PM
Religious leaders and advocates in Minnesota's large Somali community are condemning an attack in Somalia that killed more than 300 people.
Saturday's attack in Mogadishu also injured about 400 people and left scores missing. Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Minnesota, says some Minnesotans still don't know if their loved ones are OK.
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He says the bombing has brought "a great deal of sadness" to the community.
Somalis in Minnesota:
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Imam Hassan Mohamud called the attack Somalia's 9/11. Others spoke of efforts to raise money or send medical supplies to the victims.
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Minnesota is home to the largest Somali population in the U.S. Many residents say they have relatives who were hurt or killed in the attack. At least one person who lived in Minnesota, Ahmed Abdi Karin Eyow, a father of three from Bloomington, died.
The Associated Press
Updated: October 16, 2017 07:34 PM
Created: October 16, 2017 05:37 PM
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