Skip to main content

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

  • Author:
  • Updated:

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.

This embed is invalid

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.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-01-27 at 9.15.45 PM

Buckeyes crash the glass, fend off Gophers

E.J. Liddell dominated in the paint to help No. 16 Ohio State.

nicolas blouin flickr fire hose

Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews

It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.

All Energy Solar - Bringing Panels to Roof

All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022

Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce

Royal Canadian Mounted Police maintoba crossing crop

Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border

They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.


Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'

Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.

police lights

Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase

He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.

kua dog go fund me

Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner

The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.

Fuzzy Gerdes Flickr Franks Diner Kenosha

WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved

Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.


Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo

The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.

fentanyl DEA

21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN

Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.

Band Box Diner Courtney Mault Flickr

MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed

MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.