A suicide bombing near a busy shrine in southern Afghanistan has killed at least one policeman.

A local police official said the attacker blew himself up next to police guarding a shrine in Kandahar province filled with people celebrating the traditional new year Friday in Arghandab district. Several other people were wounded.

Another bombing reported near a shrine in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif injured four people.

And NATO said a soldier was killed on Thursday in an explosion in the south. The alliance did not release the soldier's nationality or the exact location of the accident. But U.S., NATO and Afghan forces are fighting daily battles against Taliban and other insurgents in southern and eastern Afghanistan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.