Afghan jet fighters bombed guerrilla positions outside the capital Wednesday, a day after the government said the resistance was preparing to mount major assaults on Kabul and other cities.

Diplomatic sources and witnesses said the dawn air strikes were the most intensive in weeks, but there was no immediate report of casualties.Suspected Moslem insurgents, battling to overthrow the Soviet-backed government in Kabul, also fired rockets Wednesday, including one that struck a residential district about a half-mile from the Hotel Intercontinental, witnesses said.

Most visiting foreigners, including journalists, live in the hotel.