HERAT (AFP) - Afghan security forces on Thursday raided a Taliban hideout in central Afghanistan, killing six Taliban including a rebel-appointed provincial "governor" and "police chief," authorities said. The police raid was in the remote province of Ghor, the Interior Ministry said. "Afghan national police killed a governor and police chief appointed by Taliban for Ghor," the Ministry said in a statement. Meanwhile, about 3,000 Afghan politicians and intellectuals criticised Thursday the international military campaign against Taliban in Afghanistan and called for dialogue to ending the fighting. The meeting of mainly Pashtuns launched a new body that it said would work on "saving people captured in fighting" and assist "those involved in conflict to stop fighting." "Today our elders, children and women are captured and jailed," civil society activist Daud Mirakai, one of the founders of the new National Peace Jirga of Afghanistan, told the crowd. He was referring to arrests of suspects during US- and NATO-led operations mainly in Pashtun-dominated southern and eastern Afghanistan where Taliban are most active and are said to have local support. The forces regularly round up suspects but no women are known to be among them. "Today, they (foreign forces) break through our doors while our women are sleeping," he continued, raising a highly emotive issue among Pashtuns that prompted shouts of "Allahu Akbar". Mirakai said international forces claimed to have brought peace and democracy to Afghanistan but this was not true. Instead "people are forced to abandon their villages under the shells and mortars of US forces and their allies who are killing people first and asking questions later," he said. "Peace in Afghanistan is impossible when Pashtuns are targeted from the air and ground on a daily basis," he added, referring to military operations. Addressing a news conference with Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos in Madrid, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Thursday NATO must step up its efforts to train Afghanistan's national army to bring stability in the war-torn country. He also urged greater coordination of international efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. About 70,000 international soldiers are in the country to fight the Taliban and extend the government's authority. Meanwhile, Italian diplomat Fernando Gentilini will be NATO's third civilian representative in Afghanistan, the military alliance announced on Thursday. Gentilini, a former EU representative in Kosovo, replaces Dutchman Daan Everts, who filled the post from August 2006 to December 2007. "As senior civilian representative, Mr Gentilini will be responsible for carrying forward the political-military aspects of the alliance's assistance to the Afghan government," NATO said in a statement. NATO, which has nearly 50,000 troops under command in the International Security Assistance Force, has recently put emphasis on the civil-military links in Afghanistan for ensuring security and the rule of law. Gentilini is to "work closely" with ISAF, the United Nations and other members of the international community in Kabul as well as the Afghan government, NATO said. From April 2004 to December 2005, Gentilini was the personal representative of EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana in Kosovo and has been an advisor to outgoing Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi on diplomacy since August 2006.