ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 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.
Mumina Roba looked at a picture of the alleged bomber and said through an interpreter: “It is him.”
Authorities are still working to identify the man involved in last week’s bombing in Mogadishu that killed two African Union troops and one government soldier.
Beledi is among more than 20 men who left Minnesota in recent years to possibly fight with the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia.
Court documents show he left in October 2009. Roba hasn’t spoken to him in years, but says she believes he was forced to carry out the bombing. She wants authorities to find those who recruited him.
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