27 die in truck bombing in Iraq's Nasiriyah

20 November 2003

President Bush had already convened an urgent meeting of his national security advisers and recalled Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) administrator Paul Bremer to Washington when news reached the White House on 12 November of yet another bombing in Iraq.

Once again, the target was one of the more friendly faces of the coalition administration, and once again the death toll was high. A truck bomb in the southern city of Nasiriyah killed nine Iraqis and at least 18 Italian service personnel when it slammed into the side of the local police headquarters. The attack marked Italy’s single largest loss of military personnel since the Second World War.

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