$450,000 Stolen From the Afghan National Bank

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About half a million dollars was stolen from three branches of the Afghan National Bank in Kabul, Kunduz and Badakhshan.

At least $200,000 of the total was stolen from the Kabul branch, the remaining from the other two provinces, reports suggest.

Authorities have arrested 10 people in connection with the heists, ministry of interior spokesman Sediq Sediqi said.

Afghan National Bank officials refused to comment when approached by TOLOnews, but some reports suggest that bank employees might have been involved, including an employee in Kabul, whose mother is said to have served as an accomplice.

It is unclear if the three heists were coordinated by the same group of robbers.

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