May 26, 2011 / 1:23 PM / 8 years ago

U.S. names "Caucasus Emirate" group to terror list

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday named the Caucasus Emirate to its official list of terrorist groups for its attacks seeking to expel the Russian government from the North Caucasus region.

The Caucasus Emirate, also known as Imarat Kavkaz or IK, has been blamed for numerous attacks including an assault on a Russian high-speed train in November 2009 and a suicide bombing outside the Chechnya Interior Ministry in May 2009, the State Department said. (Editing by Vicki Allen)

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