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Financial worries in Afghanistan put pressure on the USA to offer assistance

A financial crisis in Afghanistan will further destabilise the country—but should the US intervene?

Kabul Bank, the largest financial institution in Afghanistan, had been plunged into in chaos by negative rumours about its investments, prompting an ongoing run on the bank by customers anxious to get their money out. The Afghan government has been forced to take money out of its account at the US Federal Reserve to compensate for the huge withdrawals, and is reported…

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