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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Another Minnesota Mujahadeen Becomes a Suicide Bomber in Somalia

One of two suicide bombers who blew themselves up during an attack on peacekeepers in Somalia was an American, the country’s Islamist leadership claimed on Sunday.

In a post on a Somali website popular with the al-Shabaab insurgency, Abdusalam al-Muhajir said that he left the US to fight with militants two years ago but now “wanted to die as a martyr”.

He and his accomplice disguised themselves as Somali government soldiers, allowing them to get close to an African Union position before troops there became suspicious and opened fire.

The two men then detonated explosive vests they were wearing. At least two AU soldiers were wounded in the attack, on Saturday morning, although al-Shabaab claimed six were killed.

The Rest @ Vinienco

In an online video released on Sunday and recorded before he died, al-Muhajir said that he was born in Somalia but that his family fled with him to the US when he was two-years-old.

He had an American accent and used both Islamic religious terminology and US street slang as he urged Muslims to carry out attacks against what he called “unbelievers”.

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