Afghanistan's electoral commission said it was extending voting in the country's parliamentary election to Sunday after several polling stations failed to open. The extension was due to lack of voter materials at some polling stations or problems with the electronic voter system, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said on Saturday.

Meanwhile, several polling stations across the country were targeted by explosions that killed at least 45 people and injured more than 220 others.

It is estimated about three million Afghans voted on Saturday and officials hoped another million would show up for the extended voting on Sunday.

Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports from Kabul.

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