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At the Ershad Islamic Centre in Lidcombe, the Hazara community share an iftar meal to break their fasting. As mostly Shiite Muslims, the Hazara are targets for violence by extremist Sunni Muslim groups such as the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in both native Afghanistan and Pakistan. Shia Muslims in Afghanistan make up approximately 15% of the population.

At the Ershad Islamic Centre in Lidcombe, the Hazara community share an iftar meal to break their fasting. As mostly Shiite Muslims, the Hazara are targets for violence by extremist Sunni Muslim groups such as the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in both native Afghanistan and Pakistan. Shia Muslims in Afghanistan make up approximately 15% of the population.