2 charged in terror bust to be extradited from San Diego to Minnesota


Two men being held in California on terrorism charges will soon be returning to Minnesota, to be tried along with four others accused of attempting to join the Islamic State.

Abdurahman Daud, one of two suspects arrested in San Diego last month, will be extradited to Minnesota by order of a U.S. magistrate judge, NBC San Diego reports.

The other man arrested in San Diego, Mohamad Farah, was ordered extradited last week, the Associated Press says.

All six of the suspects in the federal investigation are from Minnesota.

Daud and Farah were in California to cross into Mexico, where they planned to take a flight to the Middle East, according to the criminal complaint.

They are both still in custody in San Diego, NBC San Diego says.

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A release from the U.S. Department of Justice indicates the six suspects are charged with "conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization," specifically naming the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS, ISIL, and the Islamic State.

At the time the charges were filed last month, officials said at least nine Minnesotans have been charged in this conspiracy so far.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said that the case highlights Minnesota's "terror recruiting problem."

It's unclear when the men will be transported back to Minnesota.

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