Additionally, government officials told Chin's state-run Xinhua News Agency the death toll from several gun attacks and bombings Sunday had risen to 51 amid escalating sectarian tension, particularly in northern Iraq.
In Monday's bloodshed, a convoy moving through Mosul carrying Brig. Gen. Ismail Jubouri, the Nineveh provincial intelligence chief, was attacked by a suicide bomber. One bodyguard was killed and 10 people were injured, including Jubouri, Xinhua said.
In a separate attack, gunmen opened fire on several government vehicles south of Mosul in the Hatera area. One truck driver was killed, as was a civilian. Several more were wounded.
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