MOSUL, Iraq, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed a
senior Iraqi army intelligence officer and three bodyguards on
Saturday when he detonated his explosives at the officer's home
in the northern city of Mosul, police said.
Iraq has seen an increase in suicide bombings since the
start of the year as Sunni Islamist insurgents tied to al Qaeda
try to ignite the kind of sectarian violence that pushed the
country close to civil war in 2006-2007.
(Reporting by Sufyan Mashhadani; writing by Patrick Markey)