Minnesota landmarks lit blue for victims in Mogadishu attack

- In honor of the victims of the deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, landmarks in Minnesota are lighting up in blue.

More than 300 people died in the explosion and hundreds more are injured. A Bloomington man also died in the incident.

Governor Mark Dayton will light the Governor's Residence in St. Paul blue on Tuesday night.

Dayton released the following statement on the show of solidarity:

“Over 500 people have been killed or wounded in this terrible attack on innocent people in Mogadishu, many of whom have friends and family in Minnesota. On behalf of all Minnesotans, we join those mourning the senseless loss of loved ones, and those praying for recovery.

“I want to especially recognize the family of Minnesotan Ahmed AbdiKarin Eyow, who was killed in this horrible attack. I encourage all Minnesotans to keep his family, and their community at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, in their thoughts and prayers.” 

The Lowry Bridge will also be in blue Tuesday night, according to Hennepin County officials.

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