BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Latest on a reported explosion at a Minnesota mosque (all times local):
An FBI official says investigators are looking for suspects after an explosive device detonated at a mosque in suburban Minneapolis.
Witnesses reported seeing something get thrown at the imam’s office window from a vehicle just before the blast Saturday morning at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.
Police say there were no injuries, but the explosion damaged a room in the mosque.
Richard Thornton is the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Minneapolis Division. He says investigators have recovered components of the device to figure how it was put together.
The mosque primarily serves people from the area’s large Somali community.
A Muslim civil rights group is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the bombing of a suburban Minneapolis mosque.
The reward is being offered by the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. It comes after a different group earlier said it was also offering a $10,000 reward.
The blast occurred around 5 a.m. Saturday at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington. Police say there were no injuries. The FBI is leading an investigation into the explosion.
CAIR’s local chapter says its…