The latest suicide bomber that has been named from Minneapolis may be inaccurate.
The press is naming 25-year-old Somali-American Abdullahi Ahmed from Minneapolis as the third American suicide bomber who bombed the African Union base in Mogadishu on Monday May 30th. Sources are telling me that the actual person may be Farah Mohamed Beledi who was on the FBI’s most wanted list and was one of the Somali’s named in the “Conspiracy to provide Material Support to Terrorists” indictment that was handed down by a Grand Jury in November of 2009.
Abdullahi Ahmed who some say is "Cabdulaahi Ahmed Faarax" is also named in the indictment, and it seems both Ahmed and Beledi used rental cars and headed to Mexico as a route to get back to Mogadishu.
As you can see the pictures of Ahmed and Beledi are two different people, and the link below shows the suicide bomber after the explosion. It looks like Beledi to me and not Ahmed.
Warning! The pictures are graphic. The article associated with the pictures I am being told is also pretty accurate.
Beledi did live with his family in St. Paul before going to Mogadishu but his family has since moved to the Cedar Riverside area.
Ahmed along with his wife and children live in Mogadishu. Some are telling me that those close to Ahmed who were concerned that he was the suicide bomber quickly got in contact with him, and his response had been he is a recruiter, and not a bomber. It seems that Ahmed’s facebook was updated the day after the bombing.
The Mpls Mirror will continue to work on this, and sort out the facts as they come in. We will keep you updated.