From AP via the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Skeet Street.
The United States on Thursday designated the Islamic Jihad Group, active in Central Asia, as a global terrorist group.
State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said the group coordinated bombing attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and the office of the Uzbek prosecutor general that killed at least two people and wounded nine last July.
He said the Islamic Jihad Group had broken away from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, already designated a terrorist group in 2000 and under UN sanctions.
By designating a group a terrorist organization, the United States can block travel by any of its members to the United States and seize any financial assets they may have in the country.
According to Central Asian terrorism experts, the Islamic Jihad Group is believed to have 350 to 400 members, about a quarter of whom have undergone terrorist training.