TEHRAN, June 6 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned a recent deadly "terrorist" attack on the Iraqi city of Samarra, Tasnim news agency reported on Friday.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham slammed the assault as a "frenzied attack," expressing concern about a possible surge in the terrorist operations in Iraq, the report said.
She also warned against any sacrilegious move by the insurgents, particularly desecration of two holy Shiite shrines in Samarra.
Afkham urged the international community to support the Iraqi government and nation in the campaign against terrorism.
A total of 80 people were killed and some 88 others wounded in separate attacks by extremist Sunni insurgents in Iraqi city of Samarra in Salahudin province on Thursday.