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PESHAWAR, June 14: The second and final round of presidential elections have concluded in Afghanistan.

There is a tough competition between Mr Abdullah Abdullah and Mr Asraf Ghani. As per Afghan media reports, more than 150 incidents of bomb explosions and other attacks took place in different areas of Afghanistan but no major loss was reported.

Strict security measurements were taken during the balloting and thousands of security personnel were deployed at polling stations. Moreover, the the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham was sealed completely.

In the first round of presidential elections, Mr Abdullah Abdullah got 45% votes and Mr Ashraf Ghani got 31%. As per Afghan constitution, a candidate must get at least 50% votes to become the president of Afghanistan.

According to the Afghan election commission, unofficial results of the election would be announced on 2 July and the final results would be declared on 22 July.