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Afghan woman sought in alleged $1.1M bank theft

KABUL — The young woman worked for three years at the Afghan bank, officials said. Then one day she vanished. As did $1.1 million.

Afghan authorities were scrambling to locate the suspected thief and several alleged accomplices, and an international arrest warrant has been issued. Still, the revelations are another embarrassment for the banking sector in this country, which has seen corruption unravel one major institution amid ongoing security threats from militants and criminals.

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