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Relatives inspect after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan. August 2, 2017.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday strongly condemned the suicide bombing attack carried against mosque in the Afghan city of Herat which killed some 30 people, reported the Saudi state-owned news agency SPA.

More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year.

The Jeddah-based organization’s Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, expressed shock at this incident, describing the perpetrators of this despicable act of terrorism against innocent worshipers as enemies of Islam, Afghanistan and its people.

The Secretary-General urged Afghan authorities to take all possible measures to bring perpetrators to justice, reiterating his call on regional and international cooperation in the face of terrorism and violent extremism in order to secure a safer world.

For its part, the Russian foreign ministry also condemned the suicide bombing.

In a statement, the foreign ministry said the aim of this terrorist act is to spark a sectarian sedition and escalate the domestic situation in Afghanistan.

It expressed condolence to the families and friends of those killed in this terrorist act, wishing the injured a quick recovery.