Saturday, 28 September 2019 10:36

Voting is under way in Afghanistan presidential election, the fourth since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani is seen as the frontrunner in the 15-man race, with Abdullah Abdullah, the country's chief executive, considered his main rival.

However dozens of people were turned away or had to wait for hours to vote at Kandahar’s Sayeed Jamaluddin High School due to problems with two biometric devices, according to reports.

About 600 people were registered at the same centre and similar issues were also reported in Kunar province.

Ghani cast his ballot in Kabul, hailing the election as a sign of strengthening democracy in Afghanistan.

Voting stations are scheduled to close at 5pm.