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US freezes nearly $9.5 billion assets of Afghan central bank: Report

Central bank of Afghanistan. Photo: Facebook/ Da Afghanistan Bank

The United States has frozen nearly $9.5 billion assets belonging to Da Afghanistan Bank, the Central Bank of Afghanistan, news agency Bloomberg reported quoting officials.

The US has also stopped shipments of cash to the country as it tries to keep away Taliban-led government from accessing the money.

Quoting officials, the news agency report said that any central bank assets that the Afghan government has in the US will not be available to the Taliban, which remains on the Treasury Department’s sanctions designation list.

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