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A group of more than 20 Afghan civil society organizations Wednesday urged the Afghan government not to allow human rights violators to participate in the upcoming elections.
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"We are concerned that insurgents and those who committed crimes against humanity may have a role in the elections. The government should have a specific strategy to identify them," said Ajmal Ballochzada, a civil society activist.
At least two civilians and a policeman were killed and seven civilians injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a Nato base in the eastern Khost province Wednesday morning, local officials said.
The incident took place about 08:00 AM local time near the gate of an old airport now used as Nato base, provincial police chief, Abdul Qayoum Baqizai said.