US judge rules against seizure of Afghan central bank assets

Da Afghanistan Bank

A US Federal judge has ruled that families of victims of terror attacks cannot seize frozen assets belonging to Afghanistan’s central bank.

Seizing the assets would recognise the Taliban regime as Afghanistan’s government, US magistrate Sarah Netburn ruled on August 27 in a New York court. Only the federal government can do this, said Netburn, and US president Joe Biden has refused to do so.

The US government froze assets worth around $7 billion belonging to Da Afghanistan Bank after the

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