Voting ends in Afghan parliamentary elections
Voting ended Saturday afternoon in Afghanistan's parliamentary election, the second in the country's recent history, dpa reported.
"All polling stations officially closed at 4 pm (1130 GMT)," said Noor Mohammad, spokesman for the Independent Elections Commission. He said people still queuing up would be able to cast their ballots after the deadline.
Election officials said most of the more than 5,000 polling stations across the country were open but at least 153 stayed closed because of to security concerns.
Taliban militants conducted dozens of attacks, but security officials said the insurgents failed to disrupt the vote.
At least eight civilians were killed and more than 20 injured, according to initial reports.
Polling stations opened at 7 am (0230 GMT).