Abdul Mohamed photographs the damage outside of the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minn., on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. An explosion damaged a room and shattered windows as worshippers prepared for morning prayers early Saturday. (Courtney Pedroza/Star Tribune via AP)
Photo: Courtney Pedroza/AP
Photo: Courtney Pedroza/AP

Mosque bombing an act of terrorism, Minnesota governor says

Its mosque holds about 300 people for Friday worship.

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"It's a place that a family can come and get everything they need," Mohamed Omar, the center’s director said.

It was the target of a terror attack Saturday. No one was hurt in the blast, which happened around 5 a.m. and was confined to one office, according to the Star Tribune.

Gov. Mark Dayton condemned the attack, calling it a hate crime and an act of terrorism.

“What a terrible, dastardly, cowardly, terrible act this was that was committed,” Dayton told the Star Tribune. "This is an act of terrorism. This is against the law in America."

The FBI is investigating. They said the blast was caused by an improvised explosive device.

"We feel like it's much deeper and scarier than like something random," Omar said Sunday. "It's so scary."

The reward for information leading to an arrest is $24,000, said Asad Zaman, director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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