Afghan central bank recovers $12.3 mln cash from former gov’t officials

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Afghanistan’s central bank said Wednesday that Taliban fighters had handed over $12.3 million in cash and several gold bars recovered from the homes of former government officials -- including ex-vice president Amrullah Saleh.

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“The money recovered came from high-ranking officials in the previous government... and a number of national security agencies who kept cash and gold in their homes,” a statement said.

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