October 30th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

American carried out Somalia suicide bombing, Islamists claim

By the CNN Wire Staff

A suicide bomber who carried out an attack in Somalia this weekend was an American citizen of Somali descent, a website associated with the Al-Shabaab Islamist movement claimed Sunday.

The website named the bombers as Aden al-Ansari and Cabdi Salaam al-Muhajir, and posted what it said was an audio interview with al-Muhajir speaking American-accented English.

The speaker urges his "brothers and sisters" to "do jihad" in America, Canada, England, "anywhere in Europe, in Asia, in Africa, in China, in Australia, anywhere you find kuffar," a derogatory term for non-Muslims.

The African Union force trying to establish order in Somalia said there had been an attack Saturday involving two suicide bombers in the capital Mogadishu, but said AU troops "beat off" the attack by "al-Qaeda linked terrorists."

Al-Shabaab is associated with al Qaeda and is considered a terrorist organization by the United States.

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  1. Ban the Koran

    More proof that Islam is devil worship

    Ban the Koran, bulldoze the mosques, nuke mecca. We got rid of the nazis, we got rid of the commies, now lets get rid of islam.

    October 31, 2011 at 8:14 am | Reply

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