Chaos in Kabul amid currency rumours

AFGHANISTAN - Afghanistan's currency markets have been plunged into chaos, amid reports that the Afghani could be abandoned temporarily for the dollar.

Chaos was reported at Kabul's central market, the main currency trading point, with people frantically trying to change money at fluctuating rates.

One dollar now buys about 36,000 Afghani.

Earlier in the week, the IMF's Warren Coats said that decisions need to be made about how to proceed until a new currency is introduced.

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