Sumary of Taliban seizes $12.4 million from ex-officials as the cash-strapped militant group desperately looks for an influx of money:
- A large chunk of the money was found at the house of the former vice president, AFP reported.
- Afghanistan’s banks are facing a money shortage and may have to close to the public soon.
- Afghanistan’s central bank said the Taliban took more than $12 million in cash and gold from former Afghan government officials as the country faces a financial squeeze, AFP reported on Wednesday.
- A large chunk of the money was found at the house of former vice president Amrullah Saleh, whose whereabouts are currently unknown, Reuters said on Wednesday.
- and a number of national security agencies who kept cash and gold in their homes,” the central bank said in a statement, and urged Afghans to make all transactions in the local currency.
- “All Afghans in the government and non-governmental organizations are asked to use Afghani in their contracts and economic transactions,” it said.