OIC Condemns Afghan Mosque Attack

People inspect the site after suspected suicide bomber struck a Shia mosque in western Herat province, Afghanistan on August 1, 2017. At least 20 people were killed and 30 others wounded, according to a hospital official – Anadolu Agency photo.


Jeddah, MINA – The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Al-Othaimeen strongly condemned on Wednesday the terrorist suicide attack on a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat, which killed about 30 people and injured many more, KUNA reported.

In a statement, OIC chief expressed his deep shock over the incident, and described the perpetrators of this heinous act of terror against innocent worshipers during prayers as enemies of Islam, Afghanistan and its people.

He offered his condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and people of Afghanistan and wished early recovery to the injured.

OIC leader further urged the concerned Afghan authorities to take all possible actions to bring the perpetrators of these acts to justice.

The Secretary General, once again, repeated his call for regional and international cooperation in the fight against the scourge of terrorism and violent extremism in order to ensure a safer world.

Thousands of protesters chanted slogans against the so-called Islamic State (IS) group as they carried the coffins of victims of a mosque attack that killed 33 people in the western Afghan city of Herat.

Up to 5,000 angry mourners, including relatives of the dead, congregated near the site of Tuesday’s suicide bomb attack as IS claimed responsibility for the latest atrocity targeting the minority community. (T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)