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Central bank branch looted by staff

Published:Saturday | February 21, 2015 | 11:03 PM


An Afghan central bank official says that around 76 million afghanis (more than US$1 million) was stolen by the staff members of one of the bank's branches.

Fazel Ahmad Azimi, the central bank director for Afghanistan's southern region, yesterday said that at least three employees were involved in the robbery including the director of the branch.

After checking security camera footage, it was determined that the bank vault's door was opened using fake keys by the branch manager and two other staff members.

The robbery was discovered after a delegation from the central bank went there to transfer some of the funds. The suspected employees are believed to have fled to neighbouring Pakistan.