Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat, Afghanistan

Thousands of Shiite protesters chanted slogans against the Islamic State group Wednesday 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 responsiblity for the latest atrocity targeting the minority community.

“Death to Daesh (IS)!” and “Down with fundamentalism”, the demonstrators chanted, as the coffins were brought one by one and placed in a refrigerated lorry near the Jawadya mosque.

The mourners, who then marched to the cemetery to bury their dead, also demanded that the government bring the perpetrators to justice and pledged to “take revenge” if it did not.

Jilani Farhad, a spokesman for the governor of Herat province, said the death toll from the attack, in which two suicide bombers throwing grenades stormed the packed mosque, had risen to 33. Another 66 were wounded. (AFP)

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Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in western Herat province of Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Hamed Sarfarazi/AP)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan protesters carry coffins of victims as they shout against the Islamic State group following a mosque attack that killed 33 people in Herat on August 2, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan people gather to stage a demonstration against Afghan Government due to increasing security issues as they carry photographs those who lost their lives on Tuesday evening after an assault to a mosque, in Herat, Afghanistan on August 02, 2017. (Photo by Mir Ahmad Firooz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan people gather to stage a demonstration against Afghan Government due to increasing security issues as they carry photographs those who lost their lives on Tuesday evening after an assault to a mosque, in Herat, Afghanistan on August 02, 2017. (Photo: Mir Ahmad Firooz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

An Afghan media personnel walks through a Shiite mosque after it was attacked by suicide bombers in Herat on August 2, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Relatives mourn outside at a hospital, after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Shoib/Reuters)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

A relative inspects after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Shoib/Reuters)Relatives inspect after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Shoib/Reuters)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

A member of Afghan National Army (ANA) stands guard near a mosque after an overnight suicide attack in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Shoib/Reuters)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Relatives inspect after an overnight suicide attack at a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2017. (Photo: Mohammad Shoib/Reuters)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Relatives assist a wounded man in a hospital after a suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. An Afghan hospital official says an explosion inside a minority Shiite mosque in western Herat, on the border with Iran, has killed at least 20 people. (Photo: Hamed Sarfarazi/AP)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Armed Afghan security personnel (C and Rear R) walk past people reacting on the street, following a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Herat on August 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan men carry a wounded victim on a stretcher at a hospital following a suicide attack on a mosque in Herat on Aug. 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan security personel inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Herat on August 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

People react on the street, following a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Herat on August 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

An Afghan security personel inspects the site of a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Herat on August 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Relatives mourn after a suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (Photo: Hamed Sarfarazi/AP)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan security personel inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Herat on August 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Relatives assist a wounded man in a hospital after a suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (Photo: Hamed Sarfarazi/AP)

Deadly suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Herat

Afghan security personel inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Herat on August 1, 2017. (Photo: Hoshang Hashimi/AFP/Getty Images)

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