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Taliban begs US to unfreeze Afghan govt. assets to help respond to earthquake that killed 1,000 people

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The settlement of Paktika, Afghanistan, seen on June 22, 2022, after an earthquake. Sayed Khodaiberdi Sadat/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The Taliban asked the US to unfreeze assets to help them respond to a major earthquake.
At least 1,000 people died when a 6.1-magnitude quake hit the southern city of Khost on Tuesday.
The US froze $9.5 billion when the Taliban took over, and is still holding around $2 billion.
The Taliban renewed its pleas for the US to release assets frozen in American banks, this time citing the need to respond to a devastating earthquake. At least 1,000 people died...
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