MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A car bombing in Mogadishu has shocked the Twin Cities Somali community.
An estimated 70 people were killed in the explosion and the radical Islamic group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility.
Dahir Jibreel, who heads the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in Minneapolis, said the car bombing — which killed a large number of students and other innocent people — had all the marks of al-Qaida, which has links to al-Shabaab.
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“They are trying to kill as many people as possible, in Somalia, in Mogadishu and elsewhere. They are heartless. They are killing our people,” said Jibreel.
The killings have sent a shock wave through the Twin Cities Somali community — the largest in the United States.