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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Rahmatullah Nazari
Sophisticated Libyan army weapons are being trafficked and possibly sold to al Qaeda's affiliate in North Africa, giving the group the potential to increase instability in a key part of the continent, Spain's interior minister said Thursday.
The former head of the Afghan central bank who has fled to the United States will be prosecuted for his role in the failure of the nation's largest private lender, the Afghan attorney general's office said Tuesday.
The Afghan attorney general's office has arrested two employees of the nation's electoral commission and two people working in the money transfer business on allegations of fraud in the September parliamentary elections, the deputy attorney general said Thursday.
Abdul Qadir Fitrat and other officials at the central bank face allegations of failing to act on warnings about widespread corruption at Kabul Bank, which nearly collapsed last year because of mismanagement and questionable lending practices, Deputy Attorney General Rahmatullah Nazari said.
"Instead, he wrote to the anti-corruption body that Kabul Bank was moving in the right course and that ... that there was no crisis to be worried about," Mr. Nazari said.