Afghan security forces on Tuesday launched a major operation in Zabul province to rescue 30 abducted bus passengers.
A bomb attached to a vehicle wounded one person in Kabul early on Tuesday, police said, breaking a recent lull in attacks in the Afghan capital.
Afghan security forces were on high alert Wednesday to prevent Taliban attacks marking the end of the year as NATO combat operations close down and a new "train and support" mission takes over.
Afghan security forces are hunting a senior Islamist militant allowed to settle in the country in 2011 under a government peace plan but who is now leading hundreds of insurgents seeking to overrun the northern province of Kunduz, officials said.
Afghan officials say three blasts in southern Afghanistan have killed two Afghan policemen and three national intelligence officers.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday expressed grave concerns over a series of insider attacks in Afghanistan, but assured that the ongoing transition process will not be disrupted.
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