Japan to unfreeze deposits of Afghan central bank

AFGHANISTAN - The Japanese government said Tuesday it will unfreeze the 77 million yen in deposits held in Japan by Afghanistan's central bank in line with the inauguration of an interim administration in the war-torn country.

The Da Afghanistan Bank has been removed from a list of Taliban-controlled institutions and groups by a U.N. sanctions committee in charge of mandating disciplinary steps against the Taliban and al-Qaida terror network.

The deposits will be unfrozen Wednesday. At the same

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