Afghans vote in second-ever election

Under the menacing threat of violence from the Taliban, Afghans headed to the polls on Thursday in the war-ravaged nation’s second-ever national election. In parts of the capital Kabul, where recent calm was brutally shattered with a series of bloody attacks leading up to election day, the streets were eerily empty early in the day, save extra security checkpoints. The Taliban has vowed to disrupt the voting and the risk factor may have been too high for some Afghans to leave home on election day