Somali man faces terror-related charges in Minn.

June 9, 2011 - 2:42 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another Somali man has been charged in Minnesota with providing assistance to a terror group in his homeland that has been recruiting young men from the state.

Ahmed Hussein Mahamud was arrested Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, and made his initial appearance in federal court there on charges of providing material support to terrorists.

An indictment unsealed Thursday says that from April 2009 to July 2009, Mahamud provided money and personnel to al-Shabab.

More than 20 young men have traveled from Minnesota to Somalia in recent years to possibly take up arms with the terror group.

Mahamud is the 20th person charged in Minnesota in connection with the travelers and alleged terror financing. Others have been charged in San Diego and St. Louis for allegedly funneling money to al-Shabab in Somalia.