KABUL - The bodies of nearly 400 Afghan civilians killed during the communist regime that ended in 1992 have been found in a mass grave in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday.
The grave was found by local farmers in a desert just outside Faizabad, the capital town of the remote Badakhshan province, deputy governor Shams-ul Rahman Shams said.
"We've so far recovered the bodies of some 380 people. They were killed during the communist time," Shams said.
He said that most of the victims appeared to be civilians who had been killed for opposing the Moscow-backed communist regime[...]