US judge rules 9/11 victims cannot seize Afghan central bank funds

THE families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks cannot seize US$3.5 billion (RM15.5 billion) in funds belonging to Afghanistan’s central bank, a New York federal judge ruled yesterday.

The assets, held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, were frozen on August 15, 2021 – the day the Taliban entered Kabul and toppled the US-backed Afghan government.