Somali man faces terror-related charges in Minn.by Laura Yuen, Minnesota Public Radio
Minneapolis — The FBI Thursday arrested another man with Twin Cities ties on charges of supporting the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab.
A federal indictment alleges that Ahmed Hussein Mahamud, 26, formerly of Eden Prairie, provided money and personnel for al-Shabaab in 2009. The indictment does not offer specifics on how the alleged activities occurred.
The U.S. Attorney's office says Mahamud moved from the Twin Cities to Ohio in February. FBI agents arrested him at his home in Columbus and he's being transported to Minnesota to face prosecution.
Mahamud's arrest is just the latest development in a massive, three-year investigation into the alleged financing and radicalization in support of al-Shabaab.
Since 2007, roughly two dozen men from Minnesota, some of them U.S. citizens, traveled to Somalia to allegedly fight alongside the terror group. Just last week, al-Shabaab announced that a Minnesota man helped carry out a suicide bombing in the capital city of Mogadishu.
- All Things Considered, 06/09/2011, 5:23 p.m.