MINNEAPOLIS - A Twitter feed that named two men, believed to be from the Twin Cities as gunmen, in the Kenya mall attacks is now being questioned.
CNN, which first reported the names after seeing it on a Twitter account that claimed to be linked to al-Shabab, is backing off.
Several Somali leaders in Minnesota, like Abdirizak Bihi, continue to say the names do not match a list they keep of missing Somali youth believed to have left the U.S. to fight for al-Shabab. However, Bihi said they will continue to look into the allegations.
Furthermore, a community member, who wanted to remain anonymous, said in the past when a Somali youth died fighting for al-Shabab, the news would spread quickly in their community. So far, this has not happened.
FBI spokesperson, Kyle Loven, could not confirm the names or discuss details of its current investigation into missing Somali men from Minnesota.
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