In September more than people were killed when a gun battle between teenage Shia and Sunni escalated into a communal war that lasted five days. Women and children were kidnapped and gunmen even executed out-of-towners who were staying at a local hotel. They form a hardcore of Islamic activists, ever-ready to carry out a similar Taliban-style Islamic revolution in Pakistan.
ShiaвSunni strife in Pakistan is strongly intertwined with that in Afghanistan. Though now deposed, the anti-Shia Afghan Taliban regime helped anti-Shia Pakistani groups and vice versa.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, have sent thousands dating in las vegas free volunteers to fight with the Taliban regime and ""in return the Taliban gave sanctuary to their leaders in the Afghan capital of Kabul. ShiaвSunni strife inside of Afghanistan has mainly been a function of the puritanical Sunni Taliban's clashes with Shia Afghans, primarily the Hazara ethnic group.
In more than 8, noncombatants were killed when the Taliban attacked Mazar-i-Sharif and Bamiyan where many Hazaras live. Taliban commander and governor Mullah Niazi banned prayer at Shia mosques  and expressed takfir of the Shia in a declaration from Mazar's central mosque:. Last year you rebelled against us and killed us.
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The Desaderian portal had mysteriously been left fully operational, its guards slain and its controls locked so that it could not be closed. The full fury of the Imperium of Man thundered from the crackling jade-coloured Webway portal directly above Archon Xelian's personal spire. Through it came starships bearing the heraldry of not only the Salamanders but also the badges of the Howling Griffons and the Silver Skulls Chapters of Space Marines. Two dozen Strike Cruisers, each appearing like a chunk of Gothic architecture reshaped for war, hammered though the wide-open portal into the shadowy skies of the Dark City.
At their heart was the great Battle Barge Vulkan's Wrathan immense spacecraft with broadside batteries that could flatten whole cities.