Somali-American Who Helped Mogadishu Gov't KilledGunmen shot and killed a Somali-American from Minnesota who had left a well-paying job in the U.S. to help the fledgling city government in Mogadishu, an official and relative said Wednesday. Abdullahi Ali Anshur, 60, was an engineer helping the Mogadishu government with urban planning and drainage systems. He was killed after armed militants from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab stopped his vehicle and sprayed it with bullets on Monday, police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said.
Slain Somali Lawmaker Had Strong MN TiesMinneapolis' Somali-American community is asking the state department for a full investigation into the assassination of a well-known lawmaker from Minnesota. Saado Ali Warsame was gunned down on a main street in Mogadishu Wednesday. Her driver was also killed.
Minnesota Congressman Arrives In Mogadishu A U.S. congressman visited Somalia's capital on Tuesday, the first visit in years by a member of Congress to what until recently was considered one of the world's most dangerous cities.
Mogadishu Bombing Shocks Local Somali Community A car bombing in Mogadishu has shocked the Twin Cities Somali community.
Minn. Woman IDs Alleged Suicide Bomber As StepsonA St. Paul Somali woman has identified a man thought to have been involved in a suicide bombing in Somalia as her stepson, Farah Mohamed Beledi.
Militants: Somalia Suicide Bomber From MinnesotaA man who carried out a suicide bomb attack at a peacekeepers' base in Mogadishu this week was a Somali-American from Minnesota, the militant group al-Shabab said Thursday.