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KABUL, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Three people were killed in separate bomb blasts in Afghanistan's southern Helmand and eastern Nangarhar provinces on Saturday, local officials said.

In Helmand's provincial capital Lashkar Gah, a car bombing killed Mahmood Sadat, an attorney of provincial Directorate of National Intelligence Agency and one of his protectors, a local government spokesman, Omar Zwak told Xinhua.

Earlier reports said Sadat and two security guards were killed in the blast which damaged several buildings and vehicles near the city's main police station.

Eight passers-by, including a woman, were wounded in the explosion that occurred in the morning rush hour, he said.

In Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, Malik Hashim, a local elder and representative of people in Municipality District 7, was killed when a bombing struck his vehicle in Zangal Bagh locality in the morning, a regional hospital spokesman, Gulzad Sangar, told Xinhua.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

Saturday's explosions were the latest in a string of targeted attacks against the government officials and local elders.

About 60 people lost their lives in increased targeted attacks in Afghanistan in February.

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