Caucasian Islamists deny links to Boston suspects

A jihadist website linked to an Islamist movement founded by a leading Chechan militant said there were no links between the group and the Boston bombings. In a statement, the group said their target was Russia, not America, and that they do not "strike on civilian targets".

The Command of the Province of Dagestan indicates [...] the Caucasian Mujahideen are not fighting against the United States of America. We are at war with Russia. [...]

Also, remember that even in respect to the enemy state of Russia, [...] there is an order by the Emir Dokku Umarov which prohibits strikes on civilian targets.

In this regard, the Command of the Mujahideen of the Province of Dagestan urges the media, primarily the American, to halt speculations and promotion of Russia propaganda.

Read: Boston bomb suspects' background in Chechnya

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Uncle's 'pity' for bomb victims

The uncle of the brothers suspected of carrying out last week's Boston bombings has told ITV News he feels great sympathy and pity for the victims. Speaking from his home in Dagestan, he said he was struggling to believe his nephews were responsible.