By: Megan Gosch
The possible identity of a suicide bomber in Saturday's attack on the African Union, may be that of a former Minneapolis man.
A tape, released by a Somali militant group Sunday, was supposedly made by one of Saturday's suicide bombers, and was used to identify the bomber as Abdisalan Taqabalahullaah, reported the Pioneer Press.
Omar Jamal, first secretary of the Somali Mission to the United Nations, believed Taqabalahullaah was a man he knew of in Minneapolis. Taqabalahullaah emigrated to America around age two, returning to Somalia in 2008, reported the Star Tribune.
The U.S. Embassy was unable to comment on the claims concerning the suicide bombing, and could not verify the identities of the bombers.
Taqabalahullaah and a partner are believed to have blown themselves up in an attack on the African Union, which killed at least 10 other people.