Campaigning by candidates for Iraq’s parliament ends Friday

Security in Iraq is tightening as the campaigning for the parliamentary election ends and the voting begins.

Iraqis will vote on Saturday in their first parliamentary election since the defeat of ISIL last year.

The government says it’s closing airports and border crossings for 24 hours for extra security.

It’s also suspending travel between provinces and restricting the movement of vehicles.

Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports from Baghdad.