At least seven people were killed and 25 wounded on Sunday when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated explosives in Kabul while 29 members of the Afghan security forces were killed in clashes in Wardak and Herat provinces.
Jim Mattis' visit to Afghanistan could add momentum to establish a truce with the Taliban after the US defense secretary said he was hopeful about peace talks with the militants.
A suicide bomber struck a wrestling training center in a Shia neighbourhood and then a car bomb went off nearby. The attacks also left 70 others wounded.
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