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Blast Damages Minnesota Islamic Center

An explosion from an apparent attack Saturday damaged an Islamic center in the Midwestern state of Minnesota. No injuries were reported.

The blast occurred around 5:05 a.m. local time as about 20 people were inside the mosque for morning prayers. Officials did not officially establish the cause of the blast, but the manager of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington called it an attack and said he suspected a man spotted outside the mosque at the time of the explosion might be involved.

Speaking to VOA Somali, Mohamed Omar, executive director of the center, said “a congregant saw a man driving …read more

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