Two people are dead and two U.S. soldiers wounded in two separate incidents of violence in southern Afghanistan.
In southeastern Khost province, an insurgent and a person in police custody were killed when suspected Taleban insurgents stormed a prison and police headquarters in Ali-Sher district earlier on Saturday.
On Friday, two U.S. soldiers were wounded when their patrol came under attack by rebels near the city of Kandahar. Authorities say a bomb exploded under a vehicle carrying the soldiers and as the soldiers tried to escape, the group came under fire. Three insurgents were captured.
The violence comes just one week after Afghanistan held its first parliamentary election in more than three decades. The election took place without any major violence despite Taleban threats to disrupt the vote.