Another Minn. man indicted in missing Somalis case

AP News
Posted: Nov 19, 2009 6:20 PM

Another man has been indicted on terrorism charges in a federal investigation into the recruitment of Minnesota Somalis to fight in Somalia.

Omer Abdi Mohamed of Minneapolis is the seventh person to face charges in the case. He made a first court appearance Thursday on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, providing material support to terrorists and conspiracy to kill, kidnap, maim or injure.

As many as 20 young Somali men left the Twin Cities over the last two years for Somalia and are believed to have joined a terror group.

Mohamed's attorney says Mohamed didn't travel to Somalia. Peter Wold says his client had been under investigation for several months for alleged activity in 2007.

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No details about Mohamed's activities emerged at his arraignment.

(This version CORRECTS that Mohamed made a first court appearance Thursday, he was not arraigned.)