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Minnesota Somalis condemn Kenya mall attack

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Members of Minnesota's Somali community are condemning the attack on a Kenya mall and are waiting anxiously to see if any Americans are linked to the violence.

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Several groups have called a news conference for 2 p.m. Monday in solidarity with the victims and to warn about the dangers of extremism.

Meanwhile, A Somali woman in Minnesota is worrying about two nieces injured in the attacks. Hodan Hassan of Minnetonka says her 17-year-old and 16-year-old nieces were shopping when the attackers struck. She said the older one is in critical condition with severe leg injuries, while the other was not as seriously hurt. She says they're Canadian citizens who moved to Nairobi three years ago.

Hassan says it would be sad if Somali-Americans were responsible but she doubts it's true.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 

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