FBI: Mosque Blast in Minnesota Caused by Improvised Explosive

An explosion Saturday in a Minnesota mosque was caused by an improvised explosive device, an FBI official said.

No one was injured in the blast at the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in the city of Bloomington.

Rick Thornton, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the investigation, told reporters, “At this point, our focus is to determine who and why. Is it a hate crime? Is it an act of terror? … That’s what the investigation is going to determine.”

The Department of Homeland Security released a statement saying it was in “close contact” with federal, state and local authorities as the investigation continued. It said the department “fully supports the rights of all to freely and safely worship the faith of their choosing and we vigorously condemn such attacks on any religious institution.”

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Source: Voice of America.