Female Afghan bank clerk flees with $1m


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The Independent Online

A young bank clerk has disappeared from her job in Kabul along with more than $1m.

An international arrest warrant has been issued for her and at least nine alleged accomplices. Shokofa Salehi, 22, worked in the money transfer division at the headquarters of Azizi Bank, a major lender in Kabul. She disappeared around two months ago, the chief executive Inayatullah Fazli said, suspected of transferring $1.1m (£700,000) out of the bank’s coffers to the accounts of relatives.

It is thought she used fake documents to reach India after transferring the money; her current whereabouts are unknown.