LONDON, September 15 (Hfrance.fr) - The central bank Taliban-controlled Afghani said they seized nearly 12.4 million dollars on Wednesdayrs in cash and gold from former senior government officials, including former Vice President Amrullah Saleh.
In a statement, the central bank said the silver and gold had been kept in the homes of officials, although this was not the case. still know for what purpose.
We don't know where Saleh is. He vowed to resist the Taliban, which seized power a month ago, and last week a family member said the Taliban executed his brother Rohullah Azizi.
In a separate statement, the bank urged Afghans to use the country's local Afghan currency. It comes as the country's banks and businesses are increasingly concerned about the lack of money, especially dollars, which are widely used.
In a sign that the Talibanseeking to recover assets belonging to former government officials, the central bank last week issued a circular to local banks asking them to freeze the accounts of politically exposed persons linked to the previous government, two commercial bankers said. Reporting by Marc Jones; Edited by Tom Arnold and Mike Collett-White
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