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US freezes nearly $9.5 billion Afghanistan central bank assets: Report

US sanctions on the Taliban mean that they cannot access any funds

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DAB has $9.5 billion in assets, a sizeable portion of which is in accounts with the New York Federal Reserve and US-based financial institutions | Photo: Bloomberg

The US has frozen nearly $9.5 billion in assets belonging to the Afghan central bank and stopped shipments of cash to the nation as it tries to keep a Taliban-led

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First Published: Aug 19 2021 | 0:57 AM IST

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