The Latest: FBI: Investigation ongoing into mosque blast

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Latest on a reported blast during a Minnesota mosque (all times local):


5:50 p.m.

An FBI central says investigators are looking for suspects after an explosve device detonated during a mosque in suburban Minneapolis.

Witnesses reported saying something get thrown during a imam’s bureau window from a car only before a blast Saturday morning during a Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

Police contend there were no injuries, though a blast shop-worn a room in a mosque.

Richard Thornton is a special representative in assign of a FBI’s Minneapolis Division. He says investigators have recovered components of a device to figure how it was put together.

The mosque essentially serves people from a area’s vast Somali community.

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3:30 p.m.

A Muslim polite rights organisation is charity a $10,000 prerogative for information that leads to an detain and self-assurance in a bombing of a suburban Minneapolis mosque.

The prerogative is being charity by a Minnesota section of a Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. It comes after a opposite organisation progressing pronounced it was also charity a $10,000 reward.

The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday during a Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police contend there were no injuries. The FBI is heading an review into a explosion.

CAIR’s internal section says a inhabitant bureau is propelling Islamic centers and mosques to step adult security.

The organization’s polite rights executive says a organisation hopes a prerogative will assistance authorities fast detain a perpetrator of a “act of violence.”

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1:50 p.m.

Authorities contend a rough review shows that an bootleg mortal device caused an blast during a suburban Minneapolis mosque.

The blast happened during around 5 a.m. Saturday during a Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. The military dialect tweeted that a FBI margin bureau in Minneapolis is now a lead organisation questioning a explosion. An FBI orator didn’t immediately respond to a phone summary seeking comment.

Asad Zaman, executive of a Muslim American Society of Minnesota, says a declare saw something being thrown during a imam’s bureau window from a “van or truck” before a blast. Mohamed Omar, a center’s executive director, says a worshipper saw a pickup lorry speeding divided afterward.

The mosque essentially serves people from a area’s vast Somali community.

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12 p.m.

The Muslim American Society of Minnesota says someone threw an explosve device that started a glow in a imam’s bureau during a mosque nearby Minneapolis.

The multitude pronounced in a matter that attendees extinguished a glow during Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police contend a blast was reported during about 5 a.m. Saturday and there were no injuries.

There were 15 to 20 people were collected for morning prayers when a blast occurred. Bloomington military Chief Jeff Potts says that investigators are perplexing to establish a means of a blast.

Asad Zaman, executive of a society, told WCCO-TV that a declare saw someone station by a imam’s bureau window before a blast and also saw a lorry rush a scene. He says a imam’s window was shop-worn and a tiny glow explosve was thrown inside.

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11:05 a.m.

An central from a suburban Minneapolis mosque where an early morning blast occurred says a blast happened in a imam’s bureau during a initial request of a day.

The Star Tribune reports that Mohamed Omar, executive executive of a Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, says a core spasmodic receives melancholy calls and emails.

Bloomington military Chief Jeff Potts pronounced Saturday that investigators are perplexing to establish a means of a blast.

Authorities contend a blast shop-worn one room though it didn’t harm anyone.

Asad Zaman, executive of a Muslim American Society of Minnesota, says a classification is charity a $10,000 prerogative for information heading to an detain and conviction.

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This story has been corrected to uncover that a organisation is called a Muslim American Society of Minnesota, not a Muslim-American Association of Minnesota.

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10:25 a.m.

Authorities contend an blast during a mosque nearby Minneapolis shop-worn one room and caused fume though it didn’t harm anyone.

Bloomington military Chief Jeff Potts pronounced Saturday that investigators are perplexing to establish a means of a blast during a Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center.

The mosque didn’t immediately respond to a phone summary seeking comment.

The FBI and a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are concerned in a investigation.

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9:53 a.m.

Authorities are questioning a reported blast during mosque in a Minneapolis suburb.

WCCO-TV reports that military contend no one was harmed in a Saturday blast during a Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

Bloomington military tweeted that a FBI and a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are aiding in a investigation.

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