TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Afghan capital was rocked by multiple explosions that targeted the polling stations across Kabul on Saturday, causing dozens of casualties.

At least 30 people were taken to hospital including a dead child, hours after the Taliban warned voters to boycott the ballot "to protect their lives".

NDTV reported that Afghan officials confirmed there have been casualties but would not provide a number.

Footage shows smoke billowing out of a voting center in Kabul’s 15th district as voters and passers-by look on and Afghan soldiers arrive on the scene.

The elections, which are already three years late, have been marred by violence and delays.