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A district governor in eastern Nangarhar province survived the blast from a roadside bomb Saturday morning, but one of his bodyguards was killed and two others were injured, local officials said.

Khoghyani district governor Sayed Rahman was travelling in the Nangarhar's Pate Koat district when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb around 10:00am, Pate Koat district governor Murza Mohammad Nasrat told TOLOnews.

"Haji Sayed Rahman survived the blast, but one of his bodyguards was killed and two others were injured," he said.

Rahman also confirmed the blast which occurred while he was travelling from his home to the office.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

Insurgents frequently hide improvised explosive devices in the road to target security and government personnel.

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