The deadly suicide bombing at a mosque in Herat city on Tuesday night which killed at least 29 people and wounded 64 others was condemned Wednesday by numerous entities including the Afghan government, foreign embassies and former officials.
All those who slammed the attack, expressed their condolences to those who lost loved ones.
The Presidential Palace condemned the attack shortly after it happened.
President Ashraf Ghani called on religious scholars to raise their voices against violence committed by terrorists.
He said “terrorists will not be succeeded to fuel sectarian war by conducting such attacks".
U.S. Embassy in Kabul
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan said in a statement that it condemns the deplorable attacks against worshippers at the Jawadia Mosque in Herat on Tuesday evening.
"We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed and injured," the U.S. embassy said. "We commend the government and security forces of Afghanistan for their response to this latest act of cowardly violence against innocent Afghan citizens."
The United States will continue to work with all Afghans in their pursuit of peace, security, and prosperity for their country, the statement said.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement condemned the attack at Jawadia Mosque saying that it has killed at least 31 civilians, including 2 children.
“This attack deliberately targeting civilians at prayer can have no justification whatsoever,” said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. “Fanning terror and sectarian violence against a specific community is abhorrent and those responsible must be brought to account.”
UNAMA expresses its condolences to the victims’ families and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
“The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims of these attacks and wishes a swift recovery to those who were injured,” the EU said in a statement.
The European Union said it reaffirms its commitment to stand by the Afghan authorities in the fight against terrorism.
“We are united with the Afghan people in support of the efforts to fight this global threat,” the statement added.
Pakistan Embassy in Kabul
Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist attack at a mosque in Herat resulting in the loss of precious lives while many have been injured, the Pakistani embassy said in a press release.
Pakistan conveys its deepest sympathies to the bereaved families of those who lost their lives and prayers for speedy recovery of the injured.
Pakistan reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations. Eliminating the scourge of terrorism requires cooperation among states.
Former President Hamid Karzai
Former President Hamid Karzai also slammed the attack, calling it an inhuman act.
He said the attack is an attempt by the enemies of peace in Afghanistan to create fracture among different ethnic groups.
In the statement, Karzai called the nation to come together and support unity.